Indore :  Commercial capital of the state, Indore has been shamefully ranked 49th   in the state, when it comes to giving scholarships to school students. Jt director of education KK Pandey on Thursday warned the private schools of consequences in case they fail to map students eligible for scholarships.

A notice which warns schools of cancelling school membership has been issued to over 450 private schools of the city by the district education officer Sanjay Goyal on Thursday, in case they fail to map students who fulfill the criteria of fulfilling state scholarship norms.

The report suggests that urban cities have been ranked poorly in the list as they have the maximum strength of students studying in elite schools which are not interested in any government scholarship schemes. While the rural areas have shown 80% fulfilment of these scholarships, just 30% students enjoy the scholarship according to a recent report by the education portal. Although the state government is running array of schemes to facilitate under-privileged children of the state, Indore has failed badly in transferring these benefits to deserving students.

The school administration of private institutions charge high fees from students, failed to take a note of scholarships run by the state government, and therefore never listed any eligible names. Joint director KK Pandey said, “Who are the private institutions to decide the eligibility criteria for scholarship? It is their duty to map students who fulfil the criteria set by the government. The government will take the final call on the names of the students who should be awarded with these scholarships.”

Hence, Joint Director has also hinted on taking action against the elite CBSE schools as well.

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