June 18, 2020
Governor Bandaru Dattatraya has directed the universities of the state not to increase admission and other fees this year keeping in view Corona pandemic so that the students do not face financial burden. The Governor stated this in a letter to HP University Shimla, Dr. Y.S Parmar Forestry and Agriculture University, Nauni, Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Agriculture University, Palampur, HP Technical University Hamirpur, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Cluster University Mandi and Atal Medical and Research University, Mandi. He directed the universities to submit their replies within 15 days.
Dattatraya said that there was a phenomenal increase in the health services of the state however efforts were being still made to improve the quality. Most of the patients preferred to visit district hospitals and medical colleges for treatment instead of primary health centers and community health centers, he noted. Directing Atal Medical and Research University, Mandi to submit a report regarding reconstitution in this matter that would be helpful in providing quality health services to the people of the state.
He also instructed all the universities to prepare an exit plan for employment creation, start-ups and lock-down besides submitting at least three innovative ideas focusing on special work plan for the hard areas of the state.