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AIADMK comes out against move on Kallar reclamation hostels

- June 13, 2022

Chennai, June 13 (BPNS)

AIADMK leader and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, O. Panneerselvam (OPS) has come out strongly against the reported move to transfer control over the Kallar reclamation hostels from Joint Director to District Welfare officers for the Backward Class and Minorities.

The former Chief Minister in a statement on Monday said that the hostels located in Theni, Madurai, and Dindigul districts were reportedly transferred under the control of District Welfare Officers for the Backward Classes and Minorities.

The reported move to provide the control to District Welfare officers from Joint Director is on the ground that the latter could not review the maintenance of the buildings, infrastructure, and educational welfare of the students.

OPS said that under this agreement the students attached to the Kallar reclamation centres may not come under the supervision of the headmasters of the Kallar Reclamation schools and this may lead to indiscipline.

The AIADMK chief coordinator demanded that Chief Minister M.K. Stalin hold talks with all the concerned and protect the interests of the students.

The social welfare department however said that the District welfare officers for the Backward Classes and minorities were smoothly looking after the review of hostels for students of the BCs, minority communities, denotified communities, and Most Backward Communities and hence it would be proper that the Kallar reclamation hostels are also brought under the control of these officers.