Activists of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged protests and took out rallies across the erstwhile Warangal district here on Tuesday, demanding that the State government immediately release pending fee reimbursement and scholarships.
A large number of ABVP members from the undivided Warangal under the leadership of district convener Punnam Venu staged a protest at Mulugu Cross Road. Addressing the gathering, Mr Venu said the pending scholarships amount to ₹305 crore and demanded that the scholarship be increased to ₹2,000 per month from the current ₹1,500. Chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao had also promised one lakh jobs during his election campaign but is yet to deliver, Mr. Venu said.
The ABVP activists also sought filling up vacancies in higher education institutes — 5,074 junior lecturers, 1,350 degree lecturers, 542 MEO, 28 DEO and 1,796 university faculty posts.
In Jangaon district, State ABVP secretary Ambala Kiran accused the TRS government of being indifferent to the issues pertaining to students and educational institutions. “It has failed to fill even a single vacancy since it came to power in 2014,” he said.
Stating that the TRS had ignored the very concept of the separate Telangana movement – ‘Neellu, Nidhulu and Niyamakalu’ (water, funds and employment), Mr. Kiran urged the government to issue notification for filling of vacant posts in the State.