Financial benefits for tribal students to be given online, GR in 3 days: Minister Lodha

  • | Friday | 8th December, 2023

NAGPUR: Maharashtra Cabinet minister Mangal Lodha told the Legislative council on Friday that within 3 days a GR will be issued that financial benefits for tribal students be given online only. He was replying to question raised about a cash transfer to students in Wardha district who were e rolled in an Industrial Training Institute at Selu.The state tribal department had received a complaint in September this year that many students there were not getting the financial benefits.It was alleged that between 2018-2023, these students either were denied the benefits or given a bare minimum in cash. Lodha said a departmental inquiry has been started against the principal who gave financial benefits to students in cash.MLC Praveen Darekar and Pravin Datke said the principal must be suspended, and nobody should wait for inquiry when facts are available for consideration of department.

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