Relief For JNU Students as HC Allows Them to Register at Old Rates
The remaining 10 percent students need to register within 1 week as per the old manual
The Delhi High Court, on Friday, 24 January, granted interim relief to the students of the varsity, who filed a plea against the IHA's decision to amend the hostel manual.
The HC, in its response, said that as far as the remaining 10 percent students are concerned, they need to register within one week, as per the old manual. It further said that no late fee will be charged from these students, news agency ANI reported.
The Delhi HC further set the next date of hearing as 28 February.
The JNU Students Union (JNUSU) had, on Tuesday, 21 January, moved the Delhi High Court challenging the Inter Hostel Administration's (IHA) decision amending the Hostel Manual which has provisions for fee hike.
The plea, filed by JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh and its other office bearers Saket Moon, Satish Chandra Yadav, and Md Danish, challenged the minutes of the IHA issued on 28 October 2019, the jurisdiction of the High-Level Committee constituted on 24 November 2019, and their recommendations.
The petition submitted that decisions taken by the IHA are malafide, arbitrary and illegal and adversely affect the students.
“The decisions to bring about amendments in the Hostel Manual are contrary to provisions of the JNU Act, 1966, Statutes, Ordinances and the Hostel Manual,” the plea said.
The amendments include reducing JNUSU representation in IHA, increased rates as applicable to hostel residents and also brought amendments to clauses of the Hostel Manual adversely affecting reserved category students in the University,” the plea submitted.
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