Congress leaders pay surprise visit to JNRM Boys Hostel

Port Blair
9 Jan 2019

Aggrieved by the apathetic attitude of the college administration towards some genuine grievances of around 250 inmates of JNRM Boys Hostel here, a delegation of Congress leaders led by NSUI State President, Mr MA Sajid along with senior leaders Smt. Shanta Singh, Smt Ratna Kannan, Mr Tamil Selvam, Mr Abdul Islam and Mr Gyan Prakash Krishna visited the hostel premises on Tuesday as per the directions of the President, Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma. To the shock of the visiting team, the corridors, gallery, mess etc of the hostel premises was found very dirty. The condition of the urinals and toilets were also found to be in a pathetic state. When enquired from the Hostel Warden, it was informed that the daily rated workers employed for purpose of cleaning the hostel have not been given extension for re-engagement and as such services of safai karamcharies are available since the 20th November last year. The inmates also informed that monthly stipends of Rs.1500/-  has not been paid to them since April 2018. Further, the hostel which is having living capacity for 180 students are over filled by 300 inmates which has made stay difficult for inmates in the hostel. The Congress leaders decided to meet Secretary (Education) and demand for immediately action to resolve the grievances of the students staying in the boys hostel of JNRM.