The Himachal Pradesh Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Commission has issued a notice to Arni University Kangra for imposing unreasonable fine for late payment of fee from its students.

The Students organization ABVP had filed the complaint against Arni University which brought to the notice of the commission that the university issued a circular on January 29 that those who failed to deposit fee by January 31 would be charged late fee at the rate of Rs 100 per day. The action was taken on by it maintained that issuing such a circular at the 11th hour was a ploy to fleece students. They came to know about the decision to impose penalty only a day before the last date.

Further, the fine at the rate of Rs 100 per day was unreasonable and the university, which was already charging a high fee.