Kohima, June 14: The Government of Nagaland has decided to set up a separate Scholarship Nodal Cell under Higher &Technical Education Department.
The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting on June 10 against the backdrop of much hue and cry from students over the alleged scholarship scam.
The Cabinet decided to constitute a committee under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary to work out details for coordinating scholarship of all departments through the separate scholarship nodal cell.
The decision comes following students unrest over the alleged misappropriation of scholarship to the tune of over Rs 1 crore by officials of the concerned department. But the Government was not willing to disclose the names of the officials who had siphoned off the money.
The Government said investigation is underway and that justice will be delivered to the students. But the students led by All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) appears to have little faith in the Government going by past records, where corrupt officials were hardly penalized. (Page News Service)