Mamata Banerjee sad over delay in disbursement of scholars’ bank cards

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is sad over college students not getting bank cards as introduced by her authorities earlier this yr.

The West Bengal CM has requested the state authorities official to submit a report on why the bank cards had not been disbursed. Mamata Banerjee was talking at an administrative assembly which befell in Siliguri and stated that she had seen reviews of scholars not getting the bank cards.

She directed officers to ship her the listing of pending functions for the scholars’ bank cards scheme. 

“I’ve seen reviews that both there are college students who are usually not prepared to enrol for it (college students’ bank card) or banks that aren’t cooperating. This shouldn’t be clear to me… I desire a report. I need to know what is occurring! The chief secretary has spoken to the financial institution authorities,” Banerjee stated. 

The chief minister had launched the scheme on June 30 beneath which pupils from class 10 onwards can apply for loans as much as 10 lakh as per their requirement. 

Mamata Banerjee additionally directed chief secretary H Okay Dwivedi to situation a obligatory notification to nominate folks, principally from the company sector, for a number of departments. “We do not have many hands, I need officers That is why we have decided to appoint them mostly from the corporate world,” she stated. The chief minister additionally warned hospitals about cancelling their licences in the event that they denied companies to Swathya Sathi cardholders. “Please take action against such hospitals. You are bound to give services to Swasthya Sathi cardholders. I warn that licences will be cancelled in case you deny services to patients having Swathya Sathi card s,” she stated.

Meanwhile, Mamata Banerjee on Monday criticised the Centre’s transfer to increase the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force, alleging that it’s an try to intrude with the federal construction of the nation. The BJP-led central authorities had amended the BSF Act to authorise the power to undertake search, seizure and arrest inside a bigger 50 km stretch, as an alternative of 15 km, from the worldwide border in Punjab, West Bengal and Assam. Banerjee, nevertheless, stated the state has no issues within the border areas. “About the BSF matter, we’ve got despatched a letter protesting the transfer. 

Earlier, they’d jurisdiction of 15 km, there have been incidents of firing in Balurghat or Cooch Behar. Now, they prolonged it to 50 km. This is an try to intrude with the federal construction of the nation,” Banerjee said at an administrative review meeting here. “We should not have issues within the border areas and share very cordial relations (with neighbouring nations). 

There isn’t any have to create this confusion. Law and order is a state topic. BSF should take care of what they’re chargeable for and we may have complete help for that,” she stated. West Bengal shares a world border with Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. Banerjee had on Sunday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to right away withdraw the Union Home Ministry’s notification that prolonged the jurisdiction of BSF. 

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