The Allahabad University (AU) is unable to allocate hostel rooms to students inspite of the initiation of classes two months back. The delay is happening as the authorities are yet to ascertain the number of vacant rooms in hostels.
The first list of allotment of rooms of girls’ hostel was announced two days back. The authorities had recently asked students to deposit annual hostel fee till August 6 in order chuck out the illegal inmates. Shockingly, only 25% students deposited the fee.
The hostel authorities have included the names of defaulters against the vacancy in different hostels. According to a source in DSW office, “since the superintendents of boys’ hostel have submitted the list of vacant rooms, the AU would be able to allocate the rooms in next two weeks.”
The issue once again shows the authorities’ failure to deal with illegal inmates. Last year, the university went lenient with the hostellers and did not conduct raid at the hostels. This resulted in huge fiscal losses to the university as about 60 illegal inmates enjoyed free stay in hostels. The hostels are still trying to recover the losses and are under financial burden.
"We had given repeated notices to the hostlers to deposit the annual fee but many have not yet deposited it. However, hostlers should understand that they would be allowed to enjoy a free stay and action would be taken against defaulters," said, Prof RK Singh, Dean Student Welfare (DSW).
However, the AU authorities would soon be able to allot rooms to students as they have got the list of defaulters and illegal inmates. Also, The AU authorities have got the vacancy list of all boys' hostels except the GN Jha hostel.