Delhi

DCW sends notice to 23 universities seeking info on hostels

Following allegations of gender discrimination at hostels for girls, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has issued notice to 23 universities and two institutes seeking to know their existing rules for availing of hostel facilities along with the annual fee. The move comes in the wake of the Commission launching an enquiry into a report, compiled by a student activist group - ‘Pinjra Tod’. The group in its report has alleged that women faced discriminatory rules in hostel accommodations in Delhi.

Students of Hindu College, Delhi University, who have made similar allegations about hostel guidelines, have also approached the commission.

“Please send a response to the Delhi Commission for Women on all matters listed below: the entry and exit timings of students in the hostels. If the timings are different for male, female and transsexual students, please provide reasons for the same. Please also inform the Commission as to the penalties and other action that are taken against the male, female and transsexual students upon violation of these timings,” the notice issued to hostels by DCW Chief Swati Maliwal said.

The Commission through its notice has sought the details of the number of students studying in the University and College and also how many have availed the hostel facility provided by the University/College, disaggregated by gender and reservation status along with the total capacity of the hostel, disaggregated by seats for male, female, and transsexual students as well as by reservation status. The Commission has asked the authorities to send the details within 15 days of receipt of the notice.

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