Delhi University Admission 2017: DCW Summons Hindu College's Principal Over Girls' Hostel Fees

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has summoned the principal of Hindu College, seeking a detailed report related to hostel fees structure and rules for girl students.

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Delhi University Admission 2017: DCW Summons Hindu College's Principal Over Girls' Hostel Fees

DCW Summons Hindu College's Principal Over Girls' Hostel Fees

New Delhi:  The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has summoned the principal of Hindu College, seeking a detailed report related to hostel fees structure and rules for girl students. The commission also sought to know what steps have been taken by the authorities of the Delhi University college to ensure equal hostel fees and non-discriminatory rules for girls and boys studying there. It earlier had issed a notice to the principal after receiving a representation from a student activist group called 'Pinjra Tod' regarding "high" hostel fees and "discriminatory" hostel rules for girls.

Though the college in its reply had informed that steps were being taken to ensure non-discriminatory and equitable rules for both boys and girls, the DCW said that it received complaints about the college administration deciding to shut down the girl's hostel.

The commission claims to have sent another notice to the college principal in this regard.

"However, despite passage of several weeks, the sought information has not been provided to the commission till date.

The commission has been informed that the hostel fees and hostel rules for girls continue to be discriminatory and different from that of boys' hostel in Hindu College," the DCW letter said.

The commission has asked the principal of the college to appear before it on August 2, failing which "you will be subjected to the consequences of non-attendance as provided in law".

The DCW has further written to the chairman of the University Grants Commission, V S Chauhan, to issue necessary directions for expediting various pending proposals because of which some colleges are unable to construct hostels for girls or ensure non-discriminatory fee of the same.

It also sought an appointment to discuss the matter. According to the letter, Delhi Technological University, Hindu College, Daulat Ram College, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College, Shivaji College and Deshbandhu College all of which come under the Delhi University, informed the DCW that due to various issues pending with the UGC they are unable to construct hostels for girls or ensure non-discriminatory fee of the same.

"The proposals for girls hostel in the campuses are extremely urgent and would enable girl students to pursue higher education without any fear for their security and safety," the letter said.

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