Inflated claims paid to 414 pvt institutes for study tours: Audit

Inflated claims paid to 414 pvt institutes for study tours: Audit

Unaided colleges yet to be paid Rs 1,600 crore for scholarships Rajmeet Singh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 20 The Department of Technical Education reimbursed inflated claims made by 414 private educational institutions as study tour expenses under the Post Matric Scholarship Scheme, an audit has revealed.Covering 40,206 students, the institutions managed to get an excess reimbursement of Rs 23.17 crore, which is not admissible under the study rule charges. The maximum annual admissible rate for a student is Rs 1,600 but the claim made was much more. While seeking…

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Can’t intervene directly in regulating pvt coaching institutes: Centre

Can’t intervene directly in regulating pvt coaching institutes: Centre

The Centre has ruled out any intervention in regulating private coaching institutes saying they do not come under its purview.Minister of State for HRD Satyapal Singh, said in a written response to a question in Rajya Sabha that the government is not contemplating making any law to regulate private coaching institutions.”Private coaching institutes do not come under the purview of the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Many of these operate at the school level and hence are under the direct purview of the state governments,” Singh said.”Accordingly, all state governments have been asked…

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Punjab’s pvt colleges refuse to enrol SC students on scholarship as state fails to pay

Punjab’s pvt colleges refuse to enrol SC students on scholarship as state fails to pay

Unaided private colleges in Punjab have decided not to enrol Scheduled Caste (SC) students under the centrally-sponsored post-matric scholarship scheme from the coming session. Reason: The state government has failed to release its share of Rs 1,250 crore for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic sessions. The decision will affect over three lakh SC students admitted to around 1,000 private colleges across the state. Under the scheme, which was launched in 2007, SC students studying in post-matric classes are awarded scholarship ranging from Rs 230 to Rs 1,200 per month. The…

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New policy: pvt medical institutes air concerns

New policy: pvt medical institutes air concerns

LAHORE: The Punjab government has introduced new induction policy in all the medical and dental colleges of the province “all of a sudden” and “without consulting the major stakeholders”. “At least one year should have been given to the private institutions for planning,” said a spokesperson for the private medical and dental colleges on Sunday. Calling medical education a serious issue, the spokesperson said private institutions mostly get students who have passed 12th grade examination equivalent to intermediate science (FSc) or HSSC examination level of Pakistan from a foreign university,…

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Admissions to pvt med colleges end

Admissions to pvt med colleges end

Summary: Mumbai: The last day of MBBS admissions to private colleges concluded amidst chaos. Many wait outside these institutes on the final day to grab seats that go vacant after the official rounds,” said the official. “The numbers of medical aspirants always outnumber the total number of seats. While several aspirants got seats of their choices, many others were left disappointed.The state government failed to get an extension of deadline for private college admissions from the Supreme Court. Though institutes were allowed to fill the seats on their own after…

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