Friday, September 30, 2016

Capitation fee in self-financing colleges: CM announces Vigilance inquiry

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has announced that Vigilance will probe allegations regarding capitation fee accepted by self-financing college managements.

In between this, uproar in the Assembly in the self-financing issue got louder and louder. The Opposition didn’t cooperate with question answer session. Though Congress MLA V T Balram gave notice seeking admission for adjournment motion, it was rejected by Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan.  

Former chief minister Oommen Chandy demanded that the government take over Pariyaram Medical College and the chief minister replied that that would happen in the current academic year itself. But Pinarayi added that the reduction of fee this year might be difficult.

Meanwhile, the Opposition said the fast by MLAs would continue in the Assembly. The decision is to continue strike in the Assembly till Monday. The strike may be shifted to the Front of the Secretariat or in front of the Assembly gate since there is no Assembly session on Saturday and Sunday.  

Though a discussion was held in the presence of the Speaker for compromise yesterday, it was a failure. But the chief minister said that he was not aware of the compromise talk as the speaker had not informed him about it.

The Speaker, meanwhile, said he had not convened an official meeting of leaders from different parties.

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