Friday, November 18, 2016

836 Do Private Universities have horns? Or do they have fangs?

See Print Edition of Deccan Chronicle News paper, dated 18th Nov. 2016, page 4. I could not find it in Electronic Edition. Title of the news: "VARIATION IN LAND PRICE DRAWS FLAK". It must be a matter of shame to the Government of Andhra Pradesh to charge Rs. 4.1 crore (Rs. 41 million per acre) for allotment of land to Reserve Bank of India, and C.P.W.D. (Central Public Works Department) for constructing their buildings in the Andhra Pradesh Capital, "Amaravati". According to the news Andhra Pradesh Government is going to allot 11 acres to RBI, after bargaining price.

Andhra Pradesh Government should have freely alloted the required land to Reserve Bank of India and C.P.W.D. If Reserve Bank of India, does not establish or delays establishment of its office at Amaravati, who is going to suffer? It is the Andhra Pradesh Government, which will have to approach RBI and NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development), for funds from time to time. Like alcoholic addicts, we have borrowing addicts. Andhra Pradesh is one such BORROWING ADDICT STATE. If RBI continues to operate from its old Headquarters in Hyderabad, citing non-availability of site reason, A.P. Government will have to submit all its applications and proposals in Hyderabad. Of course, Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu, Chief Minister can always quote some Act/Rule which lays down a duty on RBI to establish its office in the Capital of A.P. But won't the Andhra Pradesh Government have any duty to help RBI?


Private Universities work for profit, though their Bye-laws / Memoranda / Constitutions may not openly declare their greed for profits. Out of the three Private University allottees @ Rs. 5 million per acre, SRM University has recently been in News for selling medical seats, and misapplying the donations collected from students, and it is not the first time. Here is a TheHindu Newspaper Report of 2013:

Click to read about: I.T. (Income Tax) raid on SRM group yields unaccounted cash of Rs. 6.75 crore.

SRM Group Chairman Mr. Pachamuthu was arrested and he got bail after depositing Rs 75 crore in lower court. Click this link to see the news report: Click to see TimesofIndia / dated 6th Oct. 2016.

Every University charges large amounts as Registration Fee, Course Fee, apart from donations. They are sellers of seats and degrees. Why should the Government of Andhra Pradesh allot them lands at throwaway prices of Rs. 5 million per acre! There is no charity or philanthropy in running Private Universities, whether they are run by Socieities or Trusts. As commercial organisations, they must have been asked to pay commercial rates, or make their own arrangements to buy lands from private land owners.

Messrs. Prattipati Pulla Rao and K. Atchannaidu should have raised these issues in the State Cabinet Meeting, instead of nodding their heads as "DUDU basavannas", to whatever Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu said. If there are any legal impediments in A.P. Capital Region Act., for FREE OF COST ALLOTMENT OF LAND TO Reserve Bank of India, and C.P.W.D., either the Statute can be amended, or a 99 year free lease can be given, or some other arrangement can be made. It will be foolish to create troubles for RBI, and CPWD.

Won't establishment of RBI and CPWD create any employment? Won't they generate some business opportunities to small contractors, labor carpenters, electricians, carpenters, construction workers, A.C. Technicians.


I.A.S. Officers are not supposed to be DUDU basavannas. They have a duty to guide the State Government, and their political bosses about correctness of procedures, statutory requirements, ethical and moral requirements.


"...RBI and CPWD will have to pay Rs. 4.1 crore per acre.." "...There will be a lot of development, on and around the campuses of Universities, under the Capital Region, in the coming days. The development will lead to generation of a lot of employment and in that way, a special consideration was given in fixing the price to those three educational institutions..." --Shri Y. Nagi Reddy, C.R.D.A. Director (Economic Development).

ybrao-a-donkey's humble submission:
2016 AP Government Bureaucrats, and TDP Ministers should not forget the sufferings of the I.A.S. Officer Ms. Sri Lakshmi, and some Congress Ministers, who blindly nodded their heads to whatever Late Mr. Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh said.

There is a danger of the people of Andhra Pradesh getting defrauded. People get the Governments they deserve.

To continue. सशेष. ఇంకా ఉంది.

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