Smriti visits Hindu College

Keeping a promise made to a visually-challenged student, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday dropped in at Hindu College to sort out the issue of non-extension of the fee waiver scheme to persons with disabilities and address complaints of other irregularities.

Sandeep, a first year UG student, had on Monday during an event at Khalsa College sought the minister’s help on the fee waiver issue following which she had promised him that she would visit the campus to look into the matter. 

After Irani’s unscheduled visit this morning, the college announced that the fee waiver will be facilitated for persons with disabilities and the cheques will be issued immediately. Students under PWD category at Hindu College will now get full fee waiver on hostel fees as well as a 50 per cent waiver on mess dues, said officiating principal Anju Srivastava. 

Sethi said, “When the scheme was launched, it was decided that half of the fee waiver will be paid by the college and the remaining half will be borne by the university. DU later informed the college that the funds should be arranged from the Governing Body.

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