Student groups fear misuse of info

Student groups fear misuse of info

The Delhi govt has issued an order to the 21 colleges of DU to submit personal details of all their students

Students groups said on Monday that they fear that the Delhi government will misuse information it sought from 21 Delhi University colleges on the students who enrolled with them.

Earlier in an email, the Delhi government’s Directorate of Higher Education controversially asked DU colleges to send across Aadhar card number, parents’ occupation and their annual incomes relating to students on their rolls.

Opposing the government’s move, the ABVP launched a protest outside the DU’s Arts Faculty on Monday.

“The Delhi government has issued an order to the 21 colleges of Delhi University to submit data relating to personal details of all the students of these colleges to it, and the official reason for the move hasn’t been declared by the Delhi government,” ABVP’s national spokesperson Saket Bahuguna said.

According to him, only colleges fully or partially funded by the Delhi government have received the request. 

“This demand of the Delhi government is completely absurd, and moreover it poses a danger of this confidential information of students being used by some associations of their vested interests,” Bahuguna said.

He also criticised the recent call of the varsity for not accepting offline admission applications.

“This will affect students who belong to the rural and technically-poor backgrounds, and will prejudice thes students. The ABVP condemns this decision of ‎DU administration outright, and demands that the DU administration to roll back this decision,” he said.

Delhi government’s letter has sought the information by April 21. It said: “Please find attached herewith two performa regarding  information in r/o students and in r/o courses/level with intake capacity of your college/university and the institutions affiliated to your university. I am directed to request you to please send the requisite information in the performa attached by 11:00 am 21-03-16 positively.”

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