Adds ready to face any enquiry and action if found guilty
CHANDIGARH, AUGUST 27, 2020: Even as he rejected the media reports over the issue as grossly absurd and unfounded, Punjab Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities Minister Sadhu Singh Dharmsot on Thursday categorically said he was willing to face any enquiry and action even if an iota of truth is found in allegations.
Reacting strongly to reports regarding mismanagement in Post Matric Scholarship Funds in some sections of media, Dharamsot also said that the charges were outrightly mallacious, absurd and were politically motivated.
There are some vested interests who cannot digest the fact that our SC students are getting good facilities and education during Captain Amarinder Singh government, the Minister said terming it as conspiracy to cast aspersion on state government's efficient working. The vicious attempts are a ploy to ensure the scheme gets stalled and our students don't get quality education, he added.
Reiterating his personal commitment to ensure upliftment of SC students, Dharamsot said what the present state government has been doing for underprivileged students has been unparallel. Punjab has maximum population of SC students for whom we are duty bound to ensure proper educational facilities, he said.
Pointing out that it has been Punjab Government who has been continuously fighting with centre to get the Scholarship amount on time. Even today, Rs 1550 Crore is being withheld by centre for which I have been daily taking up the issue.
Pertinently, state government has received 811 Crores from centre during last three years which have been already distributed. The department is already in process of distributing Rs 309 Crores grant at present.