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JNU panel recommends 50% rollback of fees, 25% extra for BPL students


New Delhi, Nov 26: A high-level committee set up by the Jawaharlal Nehru University administration has recommended that concession in utility and service charges be given to all university students and not only those below the poverty line.

The committee submitted its report to the university administration on Monday.

JNU panel recommends 50% rollback of fees, 25% extra for BPL students

The committee scrutinised the estimated utility and service charges in the hostels, which is Rs 2,000 per month (including electricity and water charges of Rs 300).

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It has recommended that Rs 1,000 per month may be charged in place of Rs 2,000 per month towards utility and service charges for all the students, the varsity said.

The committee has also recommended 75 per cent reduction in utility and service charges for all the eligible BPL students, who would be charged Rs 500 in place of Rs 2,000 per month.

It is expected that 75 per cent concessions in utility and service charges to eligible BPL category students and 50 per cent concessions to the rest will go down well with the student community and stakeholders at large, it added.

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A high-powered committee constituted by the HRD Ministry is also likely to submit its report soon.

The varsity has seen protests by students over the issue of hostel fee hike. The varsity had announced a partial roll-back of the fee hike, but it was not accepted by students.

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