JNU Hostel Fees Hike: Delhi High court issues notice to UGC, JNU & MHRD


The dispute that started in JNU about the hostel fees is not still solved and in this, a case was filed by the JNU students Union which was heard by the Delhi High Court on 24th January, Friday. The court has sent notices to JNU, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and University Grants Commission (UGC) in this case. The court says that JNU students who have not been registered in the new academic session should be charged fees based on old hostel manual.

The court took this action on a petition filed against the new fees of JNU Hostel and JNU Students Union filed a petition in the High Court on Tuesday last week and also it was alleged that the IHA’s decision taken in October had not been communicated to the student union before.

JNU Students Union President Aieshi Ghosh filed a petition in this case and court requested to instruct JNU students to register according to the old fee structure in the winter session 2020. Abhik Chimney and Aman Shukla filed a petition on behalf of JNU Students Union and the petition verdict is harmful and will affect JNU Students and this will also significantly change the hostel manuals.

According to JNU Fees rules the students had to pay a service charge of Rs 1700 per month which was withdrawn and at the same time the rent for single room was increased by Rs 600 per month and the rent of double sharing room was increased to Rs 300 per month.

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