“The Ministry of Home Affairs has now decided to lift the restriction imposed on the grant of permission under Section 9 of FCRA for accepting foreign hospitality offered by the Chevening Fellowship,” the circular said. The official letters were issued to chief secretaries of all states and secretaries of ministries and departments of government of
Significantly, in a related development, the government in September, 2009, had issued a circular saying that no officer was allowed to raise fund or ask for contribution from any source to finance his or her study if prior government permission was not obtained. The notice came in the backdrop of detection of a few cases where officers had negotiated or taken financial assistance from private bodies and other domestic organizations, not known to sponsor study programmes, for financing their study programmes, without the previous knowledge of the government.
In fact, the Chevening scholarships are among the top scholarship schemes in the world which allow over 1000 scholars from around the world to study in
Still have any confusion? Just pick up the phone to call Ritika Kochhar, Head, Chevening Scholarships, British High Commission, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi -- 21; Phone: 011-24192180, or mail her at: Ritika.Kochhar@fco.gov.uk
Actual CIRCULAR, dated
January 19, 2010 on permission for availing Chevening