Congress attacks Modi govt over ‘obstacles’ in getting education loans as per latest HRD ministry guidelines

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“Education loans restricted to only 1,056 institutions, education loans routed only via Vidya Laxmi portal,” Congress spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted.

The Congress on Monday accused the Modi government of “punishing” lakhs of economically weaker students seeking education loans to pursue professional or technical courses by putting “obstacles” in the eligibility criteria to avail education loans for pursuing professional or technical courses.

The Congress’s attack came after a media report claimed that the pool of eligible institutions for which students can take education loans to pursue professional or technical courses has gotten smaller.

Education loans restricted to only 1,056 institutions

“The BJP government punishes lakhs of economically weaker students by putting obstacles in eligibility criteria to avail education loans for pursuing professional or technical courses. Education loans restricted to only 1,056 institutions, education loans routed only via Vidya Laxmi portal,” Congress spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted.

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What did the report cited by Congress state?

The report attached by Surjewala cited the latest set of guidelines issued by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry which said that the eligibility for the model educational loan scheme of the Indian Banks Association is restricted to students enrolling for professional and technical courses in NAAC-accredited institutions of national importance and centrally-funded technical institutions.

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