District Social Welfare Officer Ramashankar has filed a lawsuit against three social welfare officers Karunesh Tripathi besides three departmental clerks and 62 ITI college managers in Mathura’s scholarship scam of about Rs 23 crore.
Mathura’s District Social Welfare Officer Karunesh Tripathi was suspended by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the case of scholarships and fee reimbursement (scholarship) in private ITI colleges. In this, a three-member inquiry committee was investigated on the orders of the CM office. The inquiry committee found embezzlement of about 23 crore in the name of scholarship and fee reimbursement in different ways. Not only this, the collusion of departmental officer-employees was also confirmed. In this sequence, Ramashankar was made the new Social Welfare Officer by suspending the then Social Welfare Officer Karunesh Tripathi.
On Friday, District Social Welfare Officer Ramashankar against former District Social Welfare Officer Karunesh Tripathi, Naveen Mahrotra Senior Clerk, Yogesh Kumar Senior Clerk, Rahul Kumar Assistant Development Officer and 62 ITI College Managers in the financial year 2015-16 From 2019 to 2019-20, a case has been filed in sections 420, 409 and 468 accusing him of grabbing scholarships by producing fraudulent documents.
How the scholarship scam happened
There were irregularities of about 20 million 53 million in unrecognized educational institutions. Whereas in 23 colleges, more than five thousand students did not complete the course and they got a scholarship of about 9.50 million. In many private ITI colleges, about five thousand admissions were made against the approved seats and they were also given scholarships. At the same time, fee reimbursement was also given to fake students with more than 100 similar names, father’s names and birth dates in 38 colleges. Not only this, on the basis of fake certificates, the work of admission of students and getting them scholarship and fee reimbursement was done.