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ENCSU charges Edu. dept. with ‘torturing’ students

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By EMN Updated: Nov 05, 2017 12:12 am

Dimapur, Nov. 4 (EMN): Once again alleging that the state’s School Education department was being misused by a “few frogs in the pond” to “satisfy their selfish desire,” the Eastern Nagaland College Students’ Union (ENCSU) has asked the department to discard what it stated was a policy created to torture students “mentally and physically”.
The ENCSU issued a press statement on Saturday concerning the government’s failure to disburse scholarships yet. “The department instead of addressing the issue effectively is asking the students to make a call which is nothing but reflects the incapability of the department to deal the matter. Interestingly, the call is just to ask ‘bank passbook’ which the students had actually submitted.
“The scholarship program is not meant for few frogs in the pond to misuse to satisfy their selfish desire but it is exclusively for students’ welfare and students grant in aid from the centre,” the statement read.
The department concerned, it stated, had earlier blamed banking institutions for delay in crediting the first instalment to students’ account. “…now the department is asking to resubmit photocopy of students bank passbook which is causing numerous problems and anxiety to the students.
“The department instead of working to minimize further troubles had once again created a policy to torture students mentally and physically. Such unwise and unfriendly policy is a matter of great concern and should be discarded from being implemented at the maximum.”
The ENCSU stated that if the department was asking students to report at the office with photocopies of bank passbooks in order to avail the first instalment, “the condition and situation of the students from far-flung and especially students studying outside Nagaland will be unsound and will have to compromise with their due share with the reason that they couldn’t resubmit the documents as asked by the department”.
It reiterated the union’s 7-day ultimatum (w.e.f. November 1) given to the chief minister earlier.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 05, 2017 12:12:42 am
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