Lockout at ASCOL chief’s office lifted

Kathmandu, August 11:

Lockout at Amrit Science College chief’s office was lifted today after the college administration

agreed to make public details of financial transactions made with the Free Students’ Union.

The All Nepal National Independent Students’ Union-Revolutionary (ANNISU-R) had padlocked the chief’s office a week ago, claiming that the FSU misused Rs 6 lakh provided by the college administration for the publication of Ascol Paila, the annual publication of the Free Students’ Union.

Demanding a probe into the case, ASCOL unit president of the ANNISU-R DB Saud and a Free Students’ Union member Kiran Dhital had lodged a complaint at the offices of Vice-Chancellor,

Rector and the Registrar of the Tribhuvan University.

“The college administration has given more than Rs 6 lakh for publishing Ascol Paila, but the Free Students’ Union has not published it for three years,” DB Saud said. Saud said Tribhuvan University Vice-Chancellor Madhav Sharma had directed the college administration to respond to the accusation as soon as possible.

Conceding that the college administration had provided the funds to the Free Students’ Union, campus chief Narayan Khadka said the Free Students’ Union should be held responsible for the expenditure.

Free Students’ Union president Tek Raj Pachhai said he was not aware of the lockout in the campus.