|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Jan 12: Already in headlines for all bad reasons, the administration of University of Jammu reportedly facilitated encroachment inside the campus, as a canteen owner, erected a structure near juice corner to run another canteen.
Sources said that the administration allowed a private businessman construct makeshift canteen near juice corner. "Without calling tenders, the administration facilitated him through back door channels", sources said and added that the administration had already allotted a canteen to him.
They further said that the clemency of the administration toward the businessman can be gauged from the fact that no rent is being charge from him. "The businessman constructed the canteen a year ago, but not a single penny has been charged from him", sources said and added that the unplanned structure had defaced the juice corner, as aside has been occupied by him. They further said that a small store has also been merged into canteen by the owner. "A storeroom along the juice corner, was being used for storage of coal", they said and added that University purchases coal for winter season, as the security personnel of JU use it in on their duty sites.
It is also alleged that the canteen owner grease the palm of several top officers in power corridor of JU.
"Instead of giving him, JU should give it to scholars, as some of scholars from poor families, go outside the campus for part-time job", said a scholar and added that since the canteen owner has direct connection with Vice Chancellor, rules were ignored by rest of administration. "The canteen owner even snubs the students boasting his close proximity to the VC", said a student.