lic: FM requests LIC report on orphan loan collection notices | India News

BHOPAL: Support continues to pour in for the Bhopal schoolgirl, a Covid orphan who is battling collection notices for the home loan her father took out. In a big boost to her struggle for relief, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took note of her struggle and asked LIC for a status report. But LIC officials only promised the girl an eight-month reprieve from the notices.
On Sunday, the FM tweeted: “@DFS_India @LICIndiaForever Please look into the matter. Also find out about the current status.” TOI had reported on Sunday how, despite losing both parents to Covid last year, the young girl had scored 99.8 per cent on her board exams, but her fight to ‘stand up’ had been hit by loan repayment notices.
After the tweet, LIC officials rushed to meet the 17-year-old girl in Bhopal who is now in the care of her maternal uncle, Professor Ashok Sharma. He said officials had promised that LIC would not send out any retrieval notices until January 2023. She will turn 18 in November.
“We are grateful to Nirmala Sitharaman ji for considering our problem. Without waiver, it will not help the daughter. I have to take care of four children, including the daughter and her brother. I am unable to refund the loan. It is my humble request to the finance minister to waive the loan,” Prof Sharma said.
Calls for help flooded the family on Monday. Several senior officials from MP and other states approached her to help repay the loan. “I received several calls from high officials,” the girl said. Film producer Manish Mundra also called her. “He too promised to help pay off the loan,” the girl said.

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