Supreme Court breather: JNU admin allowed to construct hostels, building in green area
The Apex Court has given permission to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration for the construction of two buildings within the green premises of JNU.
The two hostels will be constructed along with an academic building and an extension of Advanced Instrumentation Research Facility (AIRF) building.
Hearing the matter on the construction of the hostels, the Supreme Court accepted therecommendations of Central Empowered Committee and allowed the construction of these buildings.
The permission was granted to JNU administration on November 10. With hostels being one of the major challenges in JNU, the administration expressed its elation on the order of the Apex Court.
In its statement the JNU administration mentioned: “The progressive development will reduce the existing accommodation problem of the students in the campus.”
The administration officials further stated: “The construction of the academic building and an extension of AIRF building will boost the ongoing efforts to initiate novel academic and research activities.”
The officials emphasised that the order by the Apex Court was a result of the constant effort by the JNU administration for construction of the two hostels for the benefit and welfare of the students.
The order comes as a sigh of relief for the JNU administration and Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar who has been receiving constant criticisms from certain quarters regarding the handling of the case of Najeeb Ahmed, the first year MSc Biotech students who has been missing from the campus since October 15.