KATHMANDU: Government is holding another round of talks with the operators of private medical colleges on refunding the excess fees they charged to the students.
At the meeting underway at the Ministry of Education on Tuesday evening, Minister for Education Girirajmani Pokharel, Vice-Chairman of Medical Education Commission Shree Krishna Giri and medical college operators are participating.
Earlier today, Minister Pokharel had asked the operators to clarify their position in the next sitting.
During an earlier meeting at the ministry, the operators had claimed that they had charged the students as per the correspondence from Kathmandu University and the fees charged to all the students can’t be reviewed.
They had remained adamant about not returning the additional fees charged from the students even with the government’s 15-day deadline ending on Tuesday. Minister Pokharel had postponed the meeting after the medical colleges remained firm on their position.
After the meeting, Minister Pokharel held a meeting with Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa, Attorney General Agni Kharel, IGP Sarbendra Khanal, Vice-Chairman of Medical Education Commission Shree Krishna Giri and Education and Home Secretaries.
The meeting had concluded deciding to hold another round of meeting with medical colleges.
The deadline issued by the government to medical college expired today. Although the government had warned them of booking for fraud, the colleges have remained adamant on not refunding the excess fees.