Posted Date: 26 May, 2011
The Ministry of Education is all set to take action against doctors, engineers and other professionals, who completed their higher studies on government scholarship, but have stayed out of contact.
According to Scholarships Act-1964, a person on scholarship needs to submit a report to MoE within three months after completing studies. After that, the government may, within one year, engage the person in any post in an organisation or corporation under Nepal Government or any other organisation running under financial assistance for minimum two years to maximum five years.
The MoE has been granting scholarships in medicine, engineering, agriculture, dentistry and other subjects.The ministry is taking action against 300 such professionals who completed their studies between 2000 to 2005.
Prahlad Aryal, chief of Scholarship Section, MoE today said the ministry started granting scholarship to students for higher studies within and outside the country after endorsement of the Scholarships Act in 1964.”
During the five-year period from 2000 to 2005, 600 students completed their studies, but only 300 have worked for the government. The Act has a penalty provision for those not abiding by the agreement.
A person who does not engage in the government assigned service, post and place will be disqualified for any service or post of Nepal government and government-funded projects or organisations.”
“A few doctors working in hospitals in the country have come in contact after we publicised a notice urging them and other professionals to this effect,” he said, adding, “We are going to fine them as per the Act.” The government may fine an amount equivalent to the total expenditure of their study.
He informed that 200 such scholarship holders are currently working in Nepal, while 100 are working abroad. The government may revoke the passport of persons who violate the terms and conditions.
Aryal said they will search for others who have violated the agreement.
(Source: The HImalayantimes)