President, Punjab Unaided Technical Institutions Association (PUTIA), Dr. J.S Dhaliwal requested Punjab Government to immediately release the balance amount meant for Post Matric Scholarship of Punjab. He urged Punjab Government to take up the issue with centre Government to avoid further delay.A delegation of PUTIA also met with Ms. Alaknanda Dayal, IAS, Director, Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes today. The delegation was led by Vice President, PUTIA, Dr. Anshu Kataria (Aryans Group). The delegation requested the immediate release of balance amount of 250 crores meant for scholarships for the students under the Scheduled Caste in Punjab.
Dr. Dhaliwal while raising this issue said that a large number of SC students are studying in these unaided technical institutions under Post Matric scholarship scheme. Punjab Government has only released the partial payment while half payment is still pending with the Central Government. Due to this the hardships are being faced by the colleges, students and parents.Dr. Kataria further said that more than 400 Unaided Technical Institutions of Punjab and students are facing hardship due to delay in the release of funds. Hundreds of well established technical institutions of Punjab are facing financial crisis and are on the verge of closure due to the delay in release of scholarship funds.
It is to be mentioned that over 250 Crores is due towards Punjab Government against Post Matric Scholarship. Because of the non payment there is resentment among around 400 Unaided Technical Institutions of Punjab.S. Gurfateh Singh (Adesh Group), Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal (Baba Farid Group of Institutions), Mr. H.P.S. Kanda (Quest Group), Sh. Manav Dhawan (Punjab Group of Colleges), CA, Renu Arora (Swami Parmanand) were also present on the occasion.