Fraud on honorarium, UGC advises fellows to be careful

Researchers seeking University Grants Commission (UGC) fellowships have been urged to beware of fraudsters. The UGC issued a warning to the fellows through a press release on Thursday (July 4).

According to the notification, many researchers are being asked for BKash numbers on the false identity of the commission regarding the quick relaxation of the honorarium of researchers who have received UGC fellowships in various universities. The Commission considers this to be the work of an organized fraudster. As soon as the matter came to the attention of the UGC authorities, a General Diary (GD) was made at the Sherbangla Nagar police station.

The notification also informed that the honorarium of the fellows is sent from the UGC through EFT to the specific bank account of the respective university. After issuing the office order in favor of the fellows from the registrar’s office of the concerned university, the researchers withdraw the money after completing the necessary formalities of the finance and accounting department of the university.

In this situation, the University Grants Commission urges all concerned to be careful about financial transactions