MLC and Senior leader of BJP Ramesh Arora met with CM Mehbooba Mufti and appraised her about the different problems faced by students of Jammu and Kashmir studying outside the state under Prime Minister Scholarship Program. He also requested to formulate a nodal agency in order to co-ordinate between students, AICTE and Ministry of Human Resources headed by Smriti Irani. Chief Minister accepted the demand and discussed the issue with Naeem Akhtar Minister for Education who also assured for every type of assistance.
Arora said that AICTE is not clearing genuine cases on one or the other pretext and the poor parents are under pressure from different collages to pay the fee and other expenditure.
It is causing unnecessary harassment to parents also and some parents are not in a position to pay the amount because they have sort admission in view of scholarship extended to their children. This scheme is not only applicable to Kashmir but to whole state of J&K and young educated youth was motivated for study outside the state and it was for the welfare of the state and for exposure of students belonging to J&K.
Arora also more efforts and communication is required to remove misunderstanding between the NIT Srinagar students. Mehbooba Mufti was also told that some political persons wanted to exploit the situation instead of extending corporation. Arora said that every possible step will be taken to redress the grievance of students and the same was assured by Chief Minister also.