The Social Welfare Department has instructed students eligible for fee reimbursement scheme to confirm possession of ATM cards, which are required to draw maintenance amount from their accounts.

A release said that it had come to the government's notice that several colleges, officials of the welfare departments were holding a large number of prepaid ATM cards without disbursing the same to the students, which could lead to misuse.

As a precaution, students should reconfirm the availability of the ATM cards for activating their scholarship accounts. They should check their email and click on the relevant links to confirm they have the ATM card. Alternatively, they could log into the e-pass website, using their user ID and reconfirm their accounts once again. Unless the ATM card is confirmed, the account would not be activated for sanction of MTF amounts.