MHRD Secretary Holds Meetings With JNU Administration, Students

NEW DELHI || Union HRD secretary Secretary Amit Khare on Friday held a meeting with JNU Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar along with Rectors at Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi. Later, he also met a delegation of JNU students led by president elect of JNUSU Aishe Ghosh.

The University authorities informed the Secretary that the administration is taking all steps to implement the decisions arrived at as per the ‘record of discussions’ held on 10th and 11th December 2019 in MHRD.

Prof Kumar also informed that a circular has already been issued by JNU on January 9, 2020, clarifying that Service and Utility charges for the hostel residents are not being charged from the students. However, as per records of discussions held on 10th and 11th December 2019 the revised hostel room fees are payable by the students.

UGC has been requested to bear the cost of Service and Utility charges. The same was also communicated to the JNU students during the meeting with Secretary today. As informed by VC, more than 3500 students have already registered for the winter session of JNU.

A meeting was also held by Secretary, MHRD with Chairperson, UGC, Dr D P Singh on Friday to discuss the matter. Amit Khare later disclosed that the modalities in this regard are being worked out. In view of the above developments, the Secretary also appealed to the students to withdraw their agitation.

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