Differently-abled Delhi University students have alleged the 50-per cent food subsidy given to them in hostel mess has been withdrawn, even as the administration said they were trying to work out the modalities.
A resident of Mansarowar Hostel in the varsity said, "In 2012, we had raised a demand for separate hostels for PwD (persons with disabilities). At that time, the varsity said that there would be five per cent reservation on the seats and the mess rates would be halved. But from the last two-three months, we have not been getting food at subsidised rates.
"From this session onwards, these three hostels have stopped giving food subsidy. We have been told that the other hostels will also not give subsidy in the next two-three months after their funds are exhausted," she said.
An official from the varsity said, "The varsity had been giving the subsidy from 2012 on its own. It was not receiving any funding for it. It is not that we have withdrawn it. We will continue to give it. There have been some procedural changes and we are working them out so that this can be continued.
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