'Jail for officials refusing admissions to SC/ST hostels'

'Jail for officials refusing admissions to SC/ST hostels'

 Social Welfare Minister H Anjaneya has stated that necessary provision will be made in the law for the imprisonment of officials who refuse admissions to hostels for students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Tribes.

Speaking after inaugurating the post matric government hostel building here on Tuesday he said no student belonging to the SC/ST categories should knock on the doors of a politician or official seeking admission to hostel.

He revealed that a rule has been introduced to ensure that every student who submits an application to the department asking for admission to hostel would certainly be granted the same. Trained teachers will be appointed to coach slow learners at the hostels.

The minister pointed out that excellent facilities are offered at the hostels and that students should make good use of them to compete with their privileged counterparts.

Anjaneya said the wardens of hostels need proper training to look after the students. Necessary measures are being taken to ensure that the hostels run by the Social Welfare Department would have their own buildings by the next academic year, he added.

He said the system of appointing staff on contract basis would be done away with. Permanent staff would be appointed and all the vacancies would be filled through the Karnataka Public Service Commission, he added.

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