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THE CHANDRA Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology (CSA) is eagerly awaiting the release of Rs 64 lakh to meet its deficit budget and to carry out new schemes. The release of money will also enable the university to clear the salary bills of the employees.

india Updated: Oct 15, 2006 00:31 IST

THE CHANDRA Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology (CSA) is eagerly awaiting the release of Rs 64 lakh to meet its deficit budget and to carry out new schemes. The release of money will also enable the university to clear the salary bills of the employees.

According to informed sources, the agriculture university in Faizabad had conducted the joint entrance examination for admission to various disciplines in different universities of the State.

As per rules, successful candidates seeking admission to CSA were asked to submit a draft of Rs 10,000 as fee in Faizabad University. The amount collected was to be refunded to the respective universities in which the candidates were asked to take admission.

Though three months have passed since the closure of admissions, the Faizabad University has not refunded the money to the respective universities.

Sources said that recently the CSA asked the Faizabad University to refund the amount collected on its behalf before Deepawali and Eid so that the employees could be paid their salaries.

The CSA authorities also made it clear that if the salaries was not paid before the festivals, the employees could resort to violent means.

Sources said that there were about 571 employees, who were allowed by the court to receive equal wages for equal work and the university had to pay these employees. Their wages for the past three months were due and Rs 2 crore were required to clear them.

In addition to this, payment of salaries of regular and permanent employees also required Rs 1.40 crore. Moreover, the university also required Rs 20 lakh for growing seeds at its 20 farms spread over 1,000 hectares of land.

If the university failed to give at least Rest one laky to each farm, it would incur losses.

The sources said that the main source of revenue generation for the university was the sale of seeds. Last year, low seed production fetched Rest 1.75 core to the university.

This year, inclement weather conditions eliminated all possibilities of raising seed production unless extra investment in providing irrigation facilities was made at each farm. Since the university did not have adequate quantity of seeds, it would require additional funds to purchase them for sowing.