Almost Half of Sanctioned PMSSS Cases Not Disbursed, Govt Says

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The Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) being implemented by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have sanctioned 14204 scholarships since 2012-13 but the actual disbursal has taken place only in 7445 cases only, the government informed the legislature on Saturday.

“Only such students who did not fulfill eligibility creation or have taken admission in colleges / institutes that are not recognized by AICTE or covered under 12-b and 2(f) of UGC act have been kept out of benefit of the scheme as per the guidelines of the scheme and decision of IMC (inter ministerial committee),” the government said.

Against 3775 sanctioned cases in 2012-13 only 3620 have been disbursed. For the non disbursal in 155 cases, the government said the scholarships have been approved by IMC on April 27, 2015 but claims along with documents are awaited.

In 2013-14, the scholarships have been released in 3374 case against sanctioned case of 4585 cases. In 838 of the 1211 cases in which scholarships have not been disbursed, the government says required documents have not been received from the respective institutions.

Year 2014-15 has the highest number of unpaid cases. Against sanctioned number of 2102 cases, the disbursal has ramen place only in 451 cases and government says the scholarship could not be released in 1651 cases owing to non availability of documents of the beneficiary candidates.

In the current fiscal 2015-16, the sanctioned cases stand at 3742 but there has not been any claim disbursed. The government says it is because of certain changes as from this year the scholarships would be released under direct benefit transfer. The AICTE, however, is in possession of 781 cases which are under process.

The government has asked the candidates to upload their details on the AICTE portal for speedy transfer of scholarships to them. Earlier, the scholarship would be credited to the accounts of the institutions where the candidates are enrolled.

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