Bhopal: After reports of students not getting benefit of Medhavi Chhatra Yojana (Meritorious Students Scheme) higher education department (HED) has taken stock of the complaints and reprimanded the faltering institutions. HED commissioner Raghvendra Singh has issued warning letters to 29 institutions including 9 government colleges, 16 government aided private colleges and 4 universities for pendency in the scheme.
Some students had complained to the officials for not getting benefit of the scheme this year after which HED took action. A senior official requesting anonymity said most of the complaints were from the students who were pursuing professional courses. As per the scheme the fees of the students who score above 70% in class 12 are paid by the state government.
The students who take admission in professional courses like engineering and medical etc avail the maximum benefit of the scheme and complainants. HED commissioner has asked the erring institutions to address the issues within three days. He also directed the institutes to ensure that bank accounts of the students are linked with aadhaar- as maximum complaints of non-payment arise because of not linking. A review of complaints related to medhavi chhatra scheme will be held again after three days.