‘Govt to disburse PMS before Dec 11’

DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 3 (MExN): The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) and Eastern Nagaland College Students’ Union (ENCSU) today informed that the Directorate of Higher Education has assured to disburse the second & final installment for Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) ST 2019-2020 to student beneficiaries before December 11. 

A joint statement from the ANCSU and ENCSU appealed to the students’ community to “consider the extraordinary situation and await the disbursement of scholarship as assured.”

They meanwhile said that if the government fails to comply with the given assurance, the two unions would “hold the department accountable for any unfavorable situation.”

The ANCSU and ENCSU had on November 19 demanded disbursement of the scholarship within ten days. However, in a joint meeting held with the Directorate of Higher Education on November 26, the unions were apprised on the various unavoidable circumstances being faced by the government functionaries due to the global pandemic. 

On December 3, the department informed the two unions that there would be “unavoidable delay in completing the requisite procedures for disbursing the scholarship to the student beneficiaries,” and that the same would be disbursed before December 11.