New Delhi: The Haryana Vigilance Bureau has booked the management of Northern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (NIILM) University, Kaithal, for submitting bogus student records just to get scholarships of Rs 17.42 lakh under a Central scheme. An FIR was registered at Vigilance police station in Ambala on August 18, said The Indian Express. Also Read - Now Folk Artists in Uttar Pradesh to Get Scholarship of Rs 5,000 Per Month

The post-matric scholarship for SC students was obtained through the office of Director of Higher Education, Haryana.  The agency has also decided to probe the earlier scholarships under the same scheme, amounting to around Rs 5 crore in the past five years as well. A senior vigilance officer said the scholarship of Rs 17.42 lakh was issued to 12 SC students and the money was deposited in their accounts at a Kaithal bank. “Later, the management of NIILM University, Kaithal, diverted the scholarship money from these accounts to that of the NIILM, Kaithal. And when those 12 SC students were examined, they were not found to be genuine. They also did not know about their bank accounts where the money was deposited. We also traced two agents who had arranged the students’ documents and have received a huge commission for the past five years,” he said. Also Read - SONUISM: Actor Sonu Sood Launches Scholarship Worth Rs 5 lakh For aspiring Medical Students

According to the daily, the NIILM University, Kaithal, is the second such institute which has allegedly obtained the scholarships in the name of SC students. On August 17, the management of Rohitash Institute of Management, Mahendergarh, was also booked for claiming Rs 28 lakh scholarship under the scheme by allegedly submitting fake documents of 53 MBA students, claiming to be SC. An FIR was registered at Sector 5 police station here. The scholarship is released to the students whose parents’ annual income does not exceed Rs 2.50 lakh.  Director of Higher Education, Haryana, Anurag Agarwal, has ordered an audit of all 98 private institutes which claim scholarships under the Post-Matric Scholarship for SC students. Also Read - CBSE Announces Scholarship For Single Girl Child For +2: Here’s How to Apply