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Confusion leads to long queues

LACK OF coordination between Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya (DAVV), students and banks authorised to receive challan forms for examinations, resulted in long queues at the State Bank of Indore branch on RNT Marg campus on Friday. The university had tried to relieve pressure on this particular branch that is favoured by the students, as it is right in the campus.

india Updated: Nov 04, 2006 15:12 IST

LACK OF coordination between Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya (DAVV), students and banks authorised to receive challan forms for examinations, resulted in long queues at the State Bank of Indore branch on RNT Marg campus on Friday.
The university had tried to relieve pressure on this particular branch that is favoured by the students, as it is right in the campus.

Taking a major decision with this in view, the university had authorised the Central Bank for the first time to accept challans for which 10 branches in the City and five in the division had been identified.

The university had also placed a board announcing the time schedule and location of all banks receiving challans, convenient timing from 8 am to 8 pm at two branches of Central Bank, which remain open throughout the week and other relevant information at an easily visible spot. Apart from the addition of the 15 branches of the Central Bank, about 30 branches each of State Bank of Indore and Bank of India have regularly been assigned with the responsibility of accepting examination challan forms.

Despite this exercise and the aforesaid banks being well versed over time with the nitty- gritty of the process, several have failed to meet their usefulness and complaints regarding the banks not accepting challans have flooded the university.

Vice Chancellor Dr Rajkamal acknowledged that complaints made in this regard had reached his ears and assured that the university was taking steps to ensure that the banks and their corresponding branches did not turn away the students reaching their doorsteps. This despite the fact that the university had advertised the designated banks in newspapers in mid-October and sent copies to bank heads.

Deputy Registrar (examination) Dr R K Baghel said that he had received complaints against MG Road and Mahesh Nagar branches
of State Bank of Indore and against Siyaganj and Khargone branches of Central Bank.

He had spoken in this connection to the Deputy general Manager of the State Bank of Indore about three days back and received assurance of rectification and the same had been given by the Additional Regional Manager of the Central Bank regarding the Khargone branch. All concerned bank heads have also been asked on Friday to find out the number of chalans collected by their branches designated for this purpose in order to find out where the discrepancy was occurring.

Nevertheless, all attempts on the part of the university seem to have failed in front of its students. He added the students not only waste their time standing under the sun in long queues when the same facility is available elsewhere and in branches nearer to their homes but also increase work pressure on some branches while often getting into disputes with the bank employees there.

This phenomenon increases pressure on certain branches, while some others tend to forget their responsibility when no student turns up at their branch.