Visva Bharati University, which had sought CISF deployment on its campus citing security concerns, is likely to drop the plan as the cost for the paramilitary force deployment is too high for the varsity’s budget for security.
The cost worked out after the CISF audit is over 4 times the budget of the university for maintenance of security on campus. So, the university may consider to drop the plan, a source told PTI.
CISF, officials, however, said they have not received any final word on the move yet.
A team had gone for the survey at the campus and informed officials about the requirement of the force including setting up barracks, gadgets and the estimated manpower. We had not given any exact figures for the cost but explained the requirements, a CISF official said.