Monday, September 6, 2010

Stand by commitment on fee Reimbursement: Lok Satta

The Lok Satta Party today demanded that the Government honor its commitment on fee reimbursement to all eligible students.

Talking to the media, party leader Katari Srinivasa Rao said that the Government has to ensure that no poor student is denied the opportunity to pursue higher education. It should exclude those who can afford to pay tuition fees from availing themselves of the scheme meant to benefit the poor.

Mr. Srinivasa Rao pointed out that certain unethical college managements have abused the ideal scheme and siphoned Government funds. The Government should without further delay initiate steps to recover the misappropriated funds and award exemplary punishment to the guilty.

The Lok Satta leader wanted the Government to give higher priority to school education as 90 percent of students do not enter colleges because poverty forces them to drop out even before they finish the tenth class. It is a tragedy that the Government is expected to spend only Rs.600 crore of the Rs.1800 crore it has to spend on sarva sikhsha abhiyan and madhyamika siksha abhiyan.

Mr. Srinivasa Rao reiterated the Lok Satta policy that no student should forgo the opportunity of higher education because of poverty. The Government could stand surety and facilitate bank loans if it runs into fund constraints in future because of the spread of higher education.

1 comment:

  1. Sir,
    The govt. policy is good as far as poor students fee is concern. The thing is that how far the scheme is going to the students.Therefore my request to mla's and corporators,mp's to trace out no.of poor students in their concern constitency and guide those students to avail the scheme with personal touch.