BY TC News Desk
Agartala, 31st January 2024 : In a surprise visit to Women’s College Hostel on Wednesday afternoon, Janajati Welfare Minister Bikas Debbarma uncovered a range of irregularities plaguing the facility, raising concerns over cleanliness and financial mismanagement.
The minister, visibly dismayed by the state of affairs, addressed the students directly to understand the challenges they face.
During his inspection, Minister Debbarma expressed disappointment at the lack of cleanliness and highlighted that the hostel, built at a significant cost, was not living up to the standards expected. Numerous valuable items were found lying unattended, emphasizing the need for immediate intervention.
He told media a series of measures to address the issues plaguing the hostel. He revealed that out of the 100 seats available in the student bus, 50 seats would now be allocated to female students from the dental college. The remaining 50 seats will be reserved exclusively for tribal students, aiming to promote inclusivity.
Acknowledging the persistent manpower problems faced by the hostel over the past two years, Minister assured the public that steps would be taken to rectify the situation promptly. He disclosed that he had personally spoken with several students facing problems and had instructed the engineer of the Janjati Kalyan Department to devise solutions within the next 10 days.
The minister urged for a collaborative effort to improve the overall conditions of the hostel, emphasizing the government’s commitment to ensuring a conducive and nurturing environment for all students.