Centre delaying CMB on purpose, says Puducherry CM

The Central Cabinet met twice earlier and in both the meetings, the CMB issue did not figure in discussion.

Puducherry: Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy accused the BJP government in the Centre of ‘deliberately’ delaying the constitution of Cauvery Management Board in wake of polls in Karnataka.

“Even after the Supreme Court urging the Centre to form CMB the Centre has no time to concentrate on forming the board to address the hardships of farmers in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.”said Mr Narayanasamy.

The Central Cabinet met twice earlier and in both the meetings, the CMB issue did not figure in discussion.

Accusing Lt Governor Kiran Bedi once again for blocking the implementation of developmental schemes including the free rice scheme , the Chief Minister said that the territorial administration was not able to implement the free rice scheme for six months because of the intervention of Ms Bedi.

“The free rice scheme is a programme of the state government and the Puducherry government had allotted '140 crore for the provision of free rice for six months and forwarded the file to the Lt Governor, who returned it with some conditions which could not be fulfilled.”, said Mr Narayanasamy.

The Lt Governor should shoulder the responsibility for not providing free rice for six months, he said.

‘Will provide financial help for students writing neet’

Puducherry government would provide financial assistance to students writing Neet

Puducherry government came out with an announcement of financial assistance for the students who are to appear for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (Neet) outside the state on May 6.

Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy said that the government will provide an allowance of Rs 1,500 to affected students and would bear the travelling expenses of the students

The amount will be provided from the Chief Minister’s relief fund and the students can collect the amount from the CM’s office on their return to Puducherry.

The Chief Minister also requested the students who is planning to write Neet to register their names with centralised Admission Committee (Centac) so that the government will get the number of students appearing for the examination and can continue financial assistance in future also.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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