West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is upset that students are not getting credit cards, as her government announced earlier this year.
The West Bengal CM has asked the state government official to submit a report explaining why the credit cards were not disbursed. Mamata Banerjee was speaking at an administrative meeting held in Siliguri and said she had seen reports that students had not obtained credit cards.
She asked officials to send her the list of pending applications for the student credit card program.
âI’ve seen reports that either there are students who don’t want to enroll (student credit cards) or banks who don’t cooperate. It’s not clear to me … I want a report. I want to know what’s going on! The chief secretary spoke to the banking authorities, âBanerjee said.
The Chief Minister launched on June 30 the device under which students from grade 10 can apply for loans up to ??10 lakh according to their requirement.
Mamata Banerjee also asked Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi to issue a notification needed to nominate people, mostly from the corporate sector, for multiple departments. “We don’t have a lot of hands, I need officers. That’s why we decided to appoint them mostly from the corporate world,” she said. The chief minister also warned hospitals against canceling their licenses if they deny services to Swathya Sathi cardholders. “Please take action against these hospitals. You are obligated to provide services to Swasthya Sathi cardholders. I warn that licenses will be canceled in case you deny services to patients with Swathya Sathi cards,” he said. she declared.
Meanwhile, Mamata Banerjee criticized the Centre’s decision to expand the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force on Monday, alleging it was an attempt to interfere with the country’s federal structure. The BJP-led central government amended the BSF law to allow the force to undertake searches, seizures and arrests in a larger 50 km stretch, instead of 15 km, of the international border in Punjab, Bengal West and Assam. Banerjee, however, said the state had no problems in the border areas. âRegarding the BSF case, we sent a letter protesting against this decision.
Previously, they had a jurisdiction of 15 km, there had been shooting incidents in Balurghat or Cooch Behar. Now they have extended it to 50 km. It’s an attempt to interfere with the federal structure of the country, âBanerjee said at an administrative review meeting here. âWe have no problems in the border areas and share very cordial relations (with neighboring countries).
It is not necessary to create this confusion. Public order is a matter of state. BSF has to take care of what they are responsible for and we will have full support for that, âshe said. West Bengal shares an international border with Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. Banerjee called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday to immediately withdraw the Union. Notification of the Ministry of the Interior which extended the competence of BSF.
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