If all the students based on their income levels and who procured seats in higher education should get support from the government. That will make some meritorious students do well and go for higher studies. I don't know whether this will be considered by the governments. Many young people who have intelligence and interest are staying back due to lack of funds. Poverty is the curse for them and the government should support such students.
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Knowledge is power.
Not only students, farmers too are suffering due to these middlemens. When Government announces some scheme for students or for poor, some NGOs will come to know of the same first and will draft a schemes to help poor and act as last mile for the Government and end up eating all the grants provided to them for utilizing in welfare of poor and needy. Students are also fooled the same way, sometimes by NGOs and sometimes by the Government mechanism itself.
I have been witness to distribution of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employement Guarantee Act (MNREGA) money by bank manager during one of the audit we were conducting of that rural bank branch. The bank manager was authorised to distribute the daily wages to labourers who did work for whole day and in the evening come to collect the wage under MNREGA scheme from bank. What witnessed that there were few people who were already waiting for the whole day outside the bank and some were brought by another person who seemed to be the contractor.
Now all of them sat on ground in a straight line and bank manager brought a bundle of note from bank and a register that had names of all those sitting there in line. The manager gave them around Rs. 50 in cash and got a sign or thumb impression on as receipt of Rs. 100. Those receiving the money were happy as well as the bank manager distributing it. Later the bank manager handed over few thousand rupees to the contractor and kept the rest in his pocket.
This was an incident which happened in front of our eyes and we asked the manager to which he replied that "This is the way it happens everyday and the cut goes up the channel, don't get into this."
This is one of the incident that I have shared and there are more but cannot share everything here. I will just add that Skill India program has also been a big flop and output expected is not even 20% of the amount spent to make the scheme a success. What is on paper and what is on ground is World apart.
Intent is good but those implementing mechanism and middlemen eat up everything and in the end its just the taxpayers who bear the burden.
Live before you leave.
In my opinion, instead of giving anything, the government should take control of both education and health, which are very essential for the human beings. But it has to have the will. See the Covid 19 situation, in the initial stages, only the government hospitals used to manage all the patients without any private participation. If it can manage a pandemic, can't it manage the public health in general?