Dimapur, August 5: The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has decided to check the rampant false claim of scholarships by students from Nagaland.
In a press release, the NSF stated that only eligible and financially needy students should avail the scholarship benefits and any false claim by the students’ community “is a direct practice of corruption.”
The federation directed student to strictly adhere to the criteria laid down by the Government and those whose parent’s income from all sources exceed Rs 2.50 lakh per annum not to apply for the Post-Matric Scholarship. It asked students not to produce false income affidavit to claim scholarship benefits.
The federation also informed that it will be launching a campaign under the slogan “No false claim on scholarship,” and invited the students’ community to sign a pledge on ‘No to Corruption’. It sought cooperation from students and administration of various institutions for the success of the campaign.
At the same time, the NSF directed all federating units to facilitate financially needy and Government school students in applying the pre-matric scholarship scheme. It informed all eligible candidates that the Post-Matric Scholarship (ST), Nagaland Merit & Research Scholarship and NEC – Stipend & Book Grant for the academic session 2019-2020 is live from July 23 till September 30 and the Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Tribe students studying in class IX and X is active from August 1 till September 30 via Common Scholarship Portal, Government of Nagaland, under URL https://scholarship.nagaland.gov.in. (Page News Service)