Complaints Trigger Easier Transaction
A simplified, low-cost admission process will now have engineering and pharmacy students paying Rs 1,000 as processing fee instead of Rs 5.000 that they currently pay.
The students paid this fee through an online DD system. The DTE received thousands of complaints from across the state about the numerous issues the students and their parents faced while making the payment. The transaction would deduct the amount twice or in some ca ses even thrice as per the complaints parents filed.
If the student did not take admission, he or she would be refunded Rs 4,000. However, it was a timeconsuming process and the banks would deduct the demand draft amount twice or thrice. Parents had to do the rounds of the banks to reverse these transactions. As a re sult, the state directorate of technical education has decided to charge only the processing fee from the next year.
In order to lessen the load of paying fees through a demand draft, the DTE decided to do away with it so that the parents do not have to make the rounds of the banks for correct transactions. Subhash Inamdar, a parent, said, “After the DD amount was paid, the actual challan in case of some banks took three months whereas the admission process lasted for not more than two months. As a result, the DD was never taken into consideration. There were several flaws in the system. Hence, many of us complained to the DTE to get rid of the DD system.“
The new system will be effected from the next year onwards when the admission season begins, joint director of DTE, Dilip Nandanwar, said.
Nandanwar conducted a meeting of the DTE officials in Mumbai recently about these complaints and solutions was drawn up. The students will have to pay the remaining amount only on confirmation of their seat.