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Centre quibbles, college loan in a limbo

Started by sukishan, Aug 21, 2009, 02:25 PM

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Centre quibbles, college loan in a limbo
A government promise to help students repay college loans has fallen prey to fresh differences between the human resource development ministry and the Prime Minister's Office and may be put off indefinitely.

The PMO and the HRD ministry have come up with their own plans for a student loan scheme in higher education, promised by finance minister P. Chidambaram in this year's budget, senior government officials.

Neither is willing to accept the other's proposals, and the HRD ministry's "hint" that both proposals be executed has not gone down well with the Planning Commission that has allocated funds for the scheme, sources said.
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