Senior CPI (M) leader M Y Tarigami on Friday demanded a probe into allegations of bungling in scholarship scheme in Kulgam district.
In a statement here Tarigami said, “A national news channel has reported large scale bungling have surfaced in merit-cum-means scholarship on the website of Union Ministry of Minority Affairs, where scholarships have been reportedly sanctioned against hundreds of fake names in district Kulgam.”
He said, “It is highly unfortunate and scandalous. The government must take a serious note of it. A credible enquiry must be initiated and those officials responsible for the fraud must be identified and punished. Such incidents are shameful and the Governor’s Administration is duty bound to unearth this scam.”
“Corruption is one of the biggest issues in our state and it has spread its tentacles very deep and is at all levels affecting all spheres of life. The magnitude of corruption prevalent in the state is huge and rampant. The fatal diseases of corruption, bribery, nepotism and cronyism have plagued virtually most of the institutions,” he added.