MU stu­dents to stage protest on Kalina cam­pus to­day

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has de­clared the re­sults, many stu­dents across var­i­ous cour­ses said their re­sults are awaited. DNA had ear­lier re­ported about the plight of the stu­dents who are now run­ning pil­lar to post to get their re­sults over six months. Frus­trated with the ap­a­thy of the author­ity, some of the stu­dents have now made their mind to come to­gether un­der a com­mon ban­ner.

“The univer­sity is cur­rently run­ning on an ad hoc ba­sis. Sev­eral stu­dents are await­ing their re­sults, even as the var­sity claims that it has de­clared all. The univer­sity has sacked the V-C but re­tained the ser­vice provider. If things go wrong, who will take the re­spon­si­bil­ity?” asked Sachin Pawar, presi- dent of the Stu­dent Law Coun­cil, who will be a part of the protest march. Ab­hishek Bhatt, who stud­ies Law and also one of the or­gan­is­ers of Tues­day’s march, said the idea be­hind it was to raise is­sues of stu­dents with­out any po­lit­i­cal ban­ner. “Even to­day, sev­eral stu­dents who were al- lot­ted zero marks due to tech­ni­cal mis­takes or whose marks were held for some rea­son or the other, are await­ing re­sults. Our aim is to bring them to­gether and hold the univer­sity ac­count­able for its glitches and de­lays in or­der to solve the is­sues of stu­dents” added Bhatt. The state gov­ern­ment is plan­ning to elim­i­nate de­vel­op­ers who aren’t com­pe­tent enough to com­plete projects un­der the Slum Re­de­vel­op­ment Author­ity (SRA) scheme. Ear­lier this month, the gov­ern­ment had de­cided to give loans to de­vel­op­ers in­volved in SRA projects that are stuck.

In ad­di­tion, the gov­ern­ment is also con­sid­er­ing another pro­posal whereby it will re­move such de­vel­op­ers whom they con­sider un­able to fin­ish the projects. In such projects, the de­vel­oper will be paid all his dues and the whole project will be con­structed for af­ford­able hous­ing af­ter the gov­ern­ment takes it over. This will help the gov­ern­ment to have a bank of af­ford­able homes in Mum­bai.

The gov­ern­ment had an­nounced that it will be giv­ing loans to de­vel­op­ers who have not been able to com­plete their re­hab as well as sale com­po­nent un­der slum re­de­vel­op­ment. The con­di­tion from the gov­ern­ment was that the de­vel­oper has to con- struct houses un­der the Prad­han Mantri Awas Yo­jna (PMAY) scheme in the sale com­po­nent.

Un­der the new pro­posal, the gov­ern­ment be­lieves that the de­vel­oper won’t be able to com­plete the project from such de­vel­op­ers the gov­ern­ment shall take over the project com­pletely. Af­ter con­struct­ing the re­hab build­ing for slum dwellers, the sale com­po­nent com­pris­ing af­ford­able schemes shall be con­structed.

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