FM Seeks LIC Report On Loan Recovery Notices To Orphan
- Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has asked LIC for a status report.
- LIC won't send any recovery notice till January 2023.
- Several top officials have approached her to help in repaying the loan.
Bhopal: Support continues to pour in for the Bhopal schoolgirl, a Covid orphan who is battling recovery notices for the home loan her father had taken. In a big boost to her fight for relief, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has taken note of her struggle and asked LIC for a status report.
On Sunday, the FM tweeted, “@DFS_India @LICIndiaForever Please look into the matter. Also brief on the current status.” Despite losing both her parents to Covid last year, the girls scored 99.8% in her board exams, but her fight to ‘stand tall’ was hit by the loan repayment notices.
LIC officials rushed to meet the 17-year-old in Bhopal who is now with her maternal uncle, Prof Ashok Sharma. He said officials have promised LIC won’t send any recovery notice till January 2023. She turns 18 this November.
“We are grateful to Nirmala Sitharaman ji for considering our problem. Without a waiver, it will not help the girl. I have to take care off our children, including the girl and her brother. I am not in a position to repay the loan. It is my humble request to the finance minister to waive the loan.” said Prof Sharma.
Calls for help flooded the family on Monday. Several top officials from MP and other states have approached her to help in repaying the loan. “I got several calls from senior bureaucrats” the girl said. Film producer Manish Mundra also called her up. “He too promised to help repay the loan,”said the girl.