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BHOPAL: With only two days remaining for a programme where the chief minister will transfer scholarship to students of Classes 9-12, the school education department is less than prepared to sanction scholarship to 47% of its students only.

This comes after categorical instructions by higher officials of the school education department that 100% enrolment of students, especially from Classes 9-12, should be done so that none of them remains devoid of scholarship. The chief minister had also said that scholarship for all students should be transferred at one click in his programme.

The programme to transfer scholarship by the chief minister was scheduled earlier this month, but has now been rescheduled to February 26. Nevertheless, the progress of updating the profiles of students at the portal of the school education department is moving at a snail’s pace. This work, which should have been completed by February 22, is still half done.

Profiles of only 66% of the students have been updated till now, while only 47% of the students whose profiles have been updated have been sanctioned scholarship. Indore district has come up with the worst performance, where the profiles of only 29% students have been updated, while scholarships of only 11% students have been sanctioned.

Even the state capital has failed to complete the formalities for the programme where the chief minister will be the central figure. Bhopal district has updated the profile of 50% and sanctioned the scholarships of 35% of the students only.

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