The huge premises in possession of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj, is in the eyes of almost all government authorities. Now even Nagpur Municipal Corporation is trying to enter into it.
Part of the area was first encroached upon by Dhabas. Later came the proposal of developing a sports complex on part of it. The proposal, although did not materialise, the University had to toil hard to get part of the land back. The Government authorities also allotted a portion to the Tribal Development Department.
After the Bajaj Group extended donation for construction of new administrative building, now the Municipal Corporation has proposed a Children’s Hospital in the building itself.
It was proposed that entire administrative work will be in the same premises at the new building, named after industrialist and noted Gandhain Jamnalal Bajaj.
In anticipation of the third wave of Corona and projection that it would primarily target children, the Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari has already proposed a Children’s Hospital there. He along with Pro-Vice Chancellor and other officers of the University, have already visited the place on Friday.
The University employees, who were working dedicatedly on examination works, suffered due to spread of Corona virus. Many of them lost lives. The employees raised demand of their vaccination on priority basis. A special drive was conducted for their vaccination at the University’s Health Centre.
NMC has announced development of health centres for Children, to mark 75 years of Indian independence and to name these centres after gallantry award winner Indian military personnel.
Tiwari has appealed to social organisations to participate in the project. Pro-VC Dr Sanjay Dudhe, Officiating Registrar Dr Anil Hirekhan and others visited the Administrative Building. The proposal to start 200-bed hospital has been proposed on upper floors of the building.
RTMNU had added two floors to the original plan to accommodate all administrative departments. These departments have not been shifted. But the premises is being given to the civic authorities for starting a health centre. The decision appears to have been taken unilaterally, without consulting the University’s Management Council.
The University is facing problems in carrying out the academic activities properly. Improvement in the field of educational has been relegated to back seat and it has become only an examination conducting body. Now vested interests have taken over control over academic interests.
Former Vice-Chancellor of the University late Dr P L Bhandarkar had once said that the University has become a ‘Den of Politicians’. Those at the helm of affairs are making all efforts to prove his remarks