TS sits on dues, Osmania University holds up certificates
Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao’s unfulfilled promise of clearing students’mess dues has resulted in a pile-up of marksheets and PG completion certificates at colleges under OU, much of it at the Arts College.
Mr. Rao had promised in the assembly and while campaigning for the Warangal by polls that the students’ mess dues worth Rs 7 crores would be cleared by the government.This hasn’t been effected Memos and certificates are given to the students only after dues are paid. Students will not be able to apply for jobs or the state public service commission exams without the documents.
While Mr Rao promised to clear Rs 7 crore mess dues, OU had officially asked for Rs 9.25 crore. Senior officials said the backlog of all dues stands at Rs 30 crores.
Arts college prof. Ashok naidu said, “The dues get accumulated because the scholarship money which SC/ST and OBC students get is low. While SC/ST students get Rs 750 per month and OBC students get Rs 650, the mess charges are Rs 2500 a month per student.”