The Delhi government said that it will not be able to provide loans to the Delhi students for the higher education as Lieutenant Governor has refused to approve the scheme which was sent to him with some amendments.
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said "L-G Anij Baijal has asked them to get Centreʼs opinion on the scheme that was launched in 2015."
But the office of the L-G maintained the statement that there has not been any rejection in the scheme.
Recently, the government of Delhi proposed to extend the loan to the students who are pursuing higher education in the government institutes outside of Delhi. Earlier, the scheme was only for the students who were studying in Delhi.
Addressing a press conference, Sisodia said "any political rivalry with them should be kept aside when it comes to education of students. But now the L-G has stopped the scheme and asked to get an opinion from the Central government. It is the Delhi government, which is using Delhi's tax-payers money and wants to give loan to students. Taking opinion from Centre means the kids will not get loan as of now. There may be political rivalry with us but what is the rivalry to kids".
A statement said that L-G has supported such initiatives but in this case LAW department has expressed some concerns and reservations about the scheme.
“Hence, the L-G had only advised the education department to consult the ministry concerned in government of India, which may have prior experience of such schemes, about the soundness of the scheme so as to avoid any legal and financial complications in future in the interest of students. It is reiterated that there has not been any rejection of the scheme,” the statement said.