In a statement, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union accused the university administration of not releasing funds of the merit-cum-means scholarship for UG and PG Students for the past 8 months.
Pointing out that the JNU administration has funds to hold grand events and called renowned guests like Sri Sri and Sadhguru.
The statement said, “The JNU administration, which has money to call likes of Sri Sri and Sadhguru to JNU and hold grand events diverting and spending students money, has not been releasing Rs. 50 lakh scholarship amount pending over last eight months.”
The student union’s statement also highlighted the plight of the recipients of the scholarship who are unable to meet their daily needs due to this.
“It is important to note that the money for MCM is allocated from university’s funds and if the administration does not have money to release to students, it only means the money is being illegally diverted for other purposes which only entail corruption at the highest places in JNU administration,” the JNUSU said.
The JNUSU also asked whether the HRD ministry or UGC have asked the varsity not to disburse MCM or fellowship amount.
“JNUSU condemns this delay of MCM disbursal and demands JNU administration to release the amount and stop committing financial frauds that have reached its apex under the present JNU VC,” the students’ union said.