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    HRD Ministry appoints committee to recommend ways to restore functioning of JNU

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    The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry's committee on JNU will initiate dialogues with students and administration as well as submit recommendations on resolution of all issues, they said.

    ANI
    NEW DELHI: The HRD Ministry on Monday appointed a three-member committee to recommend ways to restore normal functioning of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), officials said.

    The move comes on a day JNU students have planned a protest march to Parliament, continuing their agitation against the hostel fee hike.

    "With a view to restore the normal functioning of JNU through dialogue with all stakeholders and to advise the university administration for resolution of contentious issues, the government has appointed a three-member high power committee," HRD Secretary R Subrahmanyam said.

    The panel includes former UGC Chairman VS Chauhan, AICTE chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe and UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain.

    "The committee will initiate dialogue with the students and varsity administration immediately and submit recommendations on actions to be taken. The UGC will provide required support for functioning of the committee," Subrahmanyam said.

    The varsity's students have been protesting for nearly three weeks against the draft hostel manual, which has provisions for hostel fee hike, dress code and curfew timings.

    The students had last week staged a protest outside the varsity's annual convocation venue, during which Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' had remained stuck for over six hours.

    The varsity's Executive Council (EC) had later announced a partial roll back in the fee only for students belonging to BPL category and not availing any scholarships.
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    2 Comments on this Story

    Praker 316 days ago
    Close JNU..
    V K Agarwal316 days ago
    Central Govt. collected a huge amount of higher Education cess but has not established higher educational institution of excellence and to cover is trying from time to time by various actions to degrade JNU. It was duty of BJP govt. to have similar institutions like JNU in the country for development of high level of workforce but to establish supremacy of Ministers and spoke persons to deteriorate already functioning excellent institutions in the country.
    The cess money is utilised by diversion.Why cess are collected from public if no development program available or NITI Ayog unable to fix and give direction to Govt. or it is a subordinate department for publicity of govt.programs whether good or unable to produce good results by establishing by publicity that country has achieved great heights. It may be ok for overseas but cheating if done within the country.
    If you have different views, enlighten Indian public at large. Train parliamentarians to proper and developmental functioning instead of working towards negative things or only for raising funds for governments in the country at various levels.
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