In a circular issued on June 30, the institute instructed its sports staff to collect revised fee from outsiders for using the facilities.
“I used to go to Saraswati Mandir for a yoga session. Now, they are demanding Rs 3,000 per month. I can’t pay this much. When I expressed my inability to pay this much amount, the authorities simply shut doors on me,” said 45-year-old Anju Saini.
On the other hand, the authorities believe that the infrastructure of the institute should only be used by institute’s students, faculty and staff.
But, the town’s civil administration does not have the same opinion about the outsiders. “The institute is a part of local municipal system and a municipal councilor is elected from the ward of institute then how can authorities address us as an outsider?”Municipal councilor Sushil Yadav said.When TOI told the authorities about the situation of outsiders they said they’ll reconsider the proposed changes. “We will surely reconsider and solve the problem of outsiders in feasible manner soon,” said Professor D K Nauriyal, dean of students’ welfare.