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GUNTUR: A meeting of various stakeholders to end the impasse over fee reimbursement scheme will take place in Hyderabad on Tuesday, Technical Education Minister Mopidevi Venkata Ramana Rao announced here on Monday.
Speaking to reporters on the side lines of an awareness meet on ‘Soft skill and Communication Skills,' held for students of various Engineering Colleges affiliated to JNTU-K at the Gymkhana auditorium, the minister said that all issues and concerns over the scheme benefiting students from BC/SC/ST/minorities would be discussed threadbare at the meeting.
The Government has invited representatives of engineering colleges and student union leaders for the meeting, he said. Some of the student union leaders have admitted that the cases of scheme being misappropriated were increasing.
It may be reminded that the college management associations has struck to its stand that the entire amount of Rs.1,800 crore due from the State Government be paid immediately and had even threatened to close the colleges. They had even rejected the offer from the State Government to pay the arrears in phases.
“The Government has spent Rs.4,900 crore towards the fee reimbursement scheme, the highest financial outlay for similar scheme in the country. No state has spent so much on such scheme. We need to review the scheme, the Minister said.
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