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Release documents of SC students: Panel

Tribune News Service
Shimla, June 10

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has taken note of malpractice by Indus International University, Una, and issued notice to the state government asking it to ensure the immediate release of the original documents of SC students, studying in various courses under the SC/ST scholarship scheme.

Takes stern view

  • The issue came to the notice of the NCSC that Indus International University, Una, has withheld caste, income and bonafide certificates, Class X and XII mark-sheets, Aadhaar cards, bank passbooks of SC students, studying in various courses under the SC/ST scholarship scheme.
  • Terming the university’s decision unacceptable, chairman of the NCSC Vijay Sampla said whatever may be the circumstances or reasons, the private university could not demolish the career of the SC/ST students.

The issue came to the notice of the NCSC that the university has withheld caste, income and bona fide certificates, Class X and XII mark-sheets, Aadhaar cards, bank passbooks of the students.

Terming the university’s decision unacceptable, the chairman of the commission Vijay Sampla said whatever may be the circumstances or reasons, the private university could not demolish the career of the SC/ST students.

The NCSC has issued notice to the Chief Secretary, the Principal Secretary, Department of Empowerment — SCs, OBCs, Minorities and specially abled, the Principal Secretary, Department of Education, Secretary, Himachal Pradesh Private University Regulatory Commission, and Vice-Chancellor, Indus International University, Una, asking them to submit an action taken report to the commission within 15 days.

The Tribune published the story regarding it today.

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