Fee reimbursement to stay

  • Not contemplating any change : Srihari

HYDERABAD: Telangana Government was not contemplating any changes in the fee reimbursement scheme. It would continue to implement it in the present format only.

Disclosing this in the State Assembly during question hour on Thursday, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari, who is also holding the Education portfolio, said steps are being taken to ensure that the students would not be put to any hardships as the government would see to it that the amounts under the scheme would be released in time.

Srihari also informed that as many as 16 lakh students would be benefited from the fee reimbursement scheme. So far 41,403 students have registered themselves to avail the fee reimbursement. The amounts would be released under the scheme to the students before the end of this academic year, he explained.

Regarding the apprehensions expressed by Congress and BJP members about delay in issuing caste certificates, he said steps would be taken to issue the same promptly and the revenue authorities were given strict instructions to see that there would be no delay in issuing the certificates, he added,.

While CPI member S.Rajaiah pleaded for a degree college for women in Bhadrachalam, TRS member Konda Surekha urged that steps should be taken to establish a women college in the headquarters of every Assembly constituency. The Government Whip G. Sunitha wanted setting up one residential college in every Assembly constituency.

Srihari assured that the government was taking all steps to provide the needed facilities in all the women’s colleges besides ensuring safety and security for the girl students. He also assured that the government would favorably consider establishing one residential college for women in every district and take steps to make them functional from the coming academic year, he explained. (NSS)

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