Special Correspondent

“It will prevent irregularities”

PUDUCHERRY: The Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) here on Wednesday urged the Government to restore the system of issuing applications directly to the people for getting benefits provided by the Adi Dravidar Development Corporation, and housing loan through the Adi Dravidar Welfare Department.

Secretary of the VCK Selva Nandan said in a statement that the party had submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister N. Rangasamy a swell as Minister for Social Welfare Minister M. Kandasamy seeking their intervention to stop issuance of the applications through Ministers, legislators and political activists, to prevent irregularities in the implementation of the schemes.

The VCK functionaries expressed anguish over the alleged failure of private medical and engineering colleges to adhere to the guidelines stipulated for admission of candidates under the Common Entrance Test.

This amounted to denial of social justice, they said, asking the Government to withdraw the approval given to the colleges.

Alleging that the private colleges had been increasing the tuition and other fees year after year, the VCK leaders urged the Government to give an undertaking that it would come forward to remit the fees for Dalit students.