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DIMAPUR, Dec 29 - With the sanctioning of the third installment of scholarship for the students of Nagaland by Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Chief Minister TR Zeliang has directed the department concerned of the State to disburse the scholarships at the earliest.

The Chief Minister has also requested the banks to take this issue on priority basis and do the needful so that the students get the scholarships as early as possible.

All Nagaland College Students� Union (ANCSU) held a �dharna� outside the CM�s official residence in Kohima on December 18 demanding release of the scholarships. It reminded the State Government of its assurance on December 7 to the student community that positive steps would be taken to pay the remaining scholarship amount to the students for the year 2016-17, but no initiative was taken as assured.

In a letter circulated in the social media, the Chief Minister attached the letter of sanction for the third installment of scholarship by Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs, dated December 21.

He also informed that the fourth installment of scholarship, amounting to Rs 5 crore, is yet to be released by the Union Ministry.

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Nagaland students to get scholarships soon

DIMAPUR, Dec 29 - With the sanctioning of the third installment of scholarship for the students of Nagaland by Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Chief Minister TR Zeliang has directed the department concerned of the State to disburse the scholarships at the earliest.

The Chief Minister has also requested the banks to take this issue on priority basis and do the needful so that the students get the scholarships as early as possible.

All Nagaland College Students� Union (ANCSU) held a �dharna� outside the CM�s official residence in Kohima on December 18 demanding release of the scholarships. It reminded the State Government of its assurance on December 7 to the student community that positive steps would be taken to pay the remaining scholarship amount to the students for the year 2016-17, but no initiative was taken as assured.

In a letter circulated in the social media, the Chief Minister attached the letter of sanction for the third installment of scholarship by Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs, dated December 21.

He also informed that the fourth installment of scholarship, amounting to Rs 5 crore, is yet to be released by the Union Ministry.