Clear fee arrears before paying contractors
- Congress demands TRS government
Hyderabad: Alleging that the Telangana government was releasing bills to contractors for the sake of commissions, the Congress party has demanded that the government stop paying their bills and release fee arrears to students immediately.
Speaking at the NSUI-sponsored Fees Reimbursement Scheme signature campaign at Dilsukh Nagar in Hyderabad, on Thursday, TPCC Chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy said his party has launched the movement to pressurize the government on Fees Reimbursement Scheme. He alleged the chief minister who had assured he would release fees reimbursement arrears to students before April, has not released a single rupee yet. The education sector in the state is facing crisis due to the KCR government’s apathy, he said.
Congress Legislature Party leader K Jana Reddy alleged that KCR has thrown the State into problems. He assured the students that the Congress will extend its support to their cause and asked them to teach a fitting lesson to the government. He said the Congress party released fees reimbursement funds before the students asked the government for them. He said the TRS government has failed in all aspects and colleges have been contemplating to close down due to non-payment of Rs 3,200 crore fees reimbursement arrears.
Leader of Opposition in the Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir alleged that the chief minister was treating the students as enemies. He also faulted the chief minister for planning to demolish the Secretariat building in the name of Vaastu. Another leader Koppula Raju alleged that the education system has weakened under the KCR government.
AICC secretary RC Khuntia, former ministers Sabitha Indra Reddy, G Prasada Rao, Kalvakurthy MLA Ch Vamshi Chand Reddy, former MLAs Bikshapathi Yadav and D Sudheer Reddy, MPs, Youth Congress, NSUI leaders and thousands of students participated in the meeting.