Uttarakhand govt directs officials to enforce HC order on excess fee refund
Bowing to the demand of the students of the private Ayurveda Colleges on refund of excess fee, the Uttarakhand Government on Thursday asked the private colleges to implement the orders of the Uttarakhand High Court (HC) on fee refund. This decision was taken in a high-level meeting chaired by the Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat at State secretariat on Thursday evening. In the meeting, the CM directed the officials that the HC order should be enforced. He said that the studies of the students are being affected due to the agitation.
The CM further said that a permanent fee fixation committee should be constituted for the Ayurveda colleges. He said that the HC should be requested to designate a judge to head the committee. The meeting was attended by the AYUSH Minster Harak Singh Rawat, chief secretary Utpal Kumar Singh, secretary Dilip Javalkar and others.
Later, while talking to the media persons, replying to a query on why it had taken so long to take this decision, the CM said that firstly the agitating students didn’t meet the State Government. When they finally met the authorities, they were unable to explain their case properly. “However, now I called a meeting with the departmental Minister and all officials concerned. After assessing the case, all had a positive opinion regarding the demand of the students.”
It is pertinent to mention here that the students of the private Ayurveda colleges of the state have been camping and demonstrating at the protest site adjoining the Parade Ground for nearly two months now. They have been demanding that the HC orders on refund of excess fee should be implemented without any further delay.
Friday, 22 November 2019 | PNS | Dehradun