Post-Matric Scholarship scam

‘Chargesheet against staff not enough’

Jalandhar, October 11

After reports of chargesheet against four employees of the Social Welfare Department in the alleged Post Matric Scholarship scam, on the orders of the new minister Dr Raj Kumar Verka, SAD Spokesperson and MLA Pawan Tinu said mere action was not enough yet.

Adampur legislator Tinu, who has been taking up the case for a long time, said, “Dr Verka needs to probe further and if any links are established about the role of the previous minister, Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, as already mentioned in the report of IAS officer Kirpa Shankar Saroj, he must also act against him. A chargesheet does not mean any action. All those involved in siphoning off the scholarship amount to ghost institutes need to be placed under suspension. An FIR too must be lodged in the case.”

Tinu said the role of the then director of the department BS Dhaliwal, who is now a Congress legislator from Phagwara, too must be probed. He added that a parallel inquiry into the matter, which had then been ordered by the Centre too had fallen flat. “Our party is of the opinion that whatever happened during the tenure of Dharamsot took place, on his directions. So, making the staff scapegoat by registering a simple chargesheet against them and letting off the big fish will not any justice to the poor. scheme,” alleged Tinu. — TNS

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