Law students' future at stake; action sought

Law students' future at stake; action sought

District Youth Congress alleges non-utilisation of funds released for construction of building

Demanding action District Youth Congress activists submitting a memorandum to the tahsildar T R Ushadevi, demanding for immediate steps in the interest of the students, in the wake of cancellation of recognition of Government Law College, in Kolar on Monday. DH photo

 Bar Council of India has cancelled the recognition of the college for not implementing the conditions laid down by the Council. The college is being run in the four rooms at the Government Boys’ College. The recognition has been cancelled owing to the lack of reading room, moot court and other basic amenities. As a result of which the future of 316 students of the college is at stake they alleged and urged the deputy commissioner to take measures in the regard.

Funds released

Government has released Rs 3 crore for the construction of the building and the responsibility of construction is entrusted to Public Works Department. An extent of 04 acres 02 guntas has been sanctioned to the college and tender were also called. But the work has not been commenced due to the violation of the conditions, they said.

Own building

The college do not have its own building. Rs 1 crore for the building was approved in 2005. But this amount was returned as Public Works Department failed to call the tender at the right time. In 2006 government had once again approved Rs 1 crore. But the PWD utilised this amount for the other purpose instead of calling the tender for the college building, the alleged.

The Council team which visited the college in 2006 and after noticing  the problems in the college gave additional 2 years to solve the problems by giving temporary affiliation. But the affiliation has been cancelled as the public works department once again failed to build the college.

Funds taken back

For the construction purpose, Rs 67 lakh was released out of the approved Rs 1 crore. But the government has taken back the remaining Rs 33 lakh as the building construction has not yet commenced, the activists alleged.

For the current academic year Education Department Commissioner has released Rs 50 lakh on July 3. He has also released Rs 2 crore required for the project in the second stage. Out of Rs 5 crore earmarked for the construction in the third stage, Rs 1 crore has been released. But the work in the first stage is a failure, they complained.

The students cannot register their name with Bar Council of Karnataka and Bar Council of India. There are confusions among the students over continuing their education in the college. In such condition Deputy Commissioner should come to the rescue of the students, they demanded.

District Youth Congress President Mohammed Akram, Vice-President S R Narayanaswamy, Praveen and others were present.

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