Apparently the Supreme Court has decided to enforce the Delhi Master Plan of 1990 in 2017. Under a monitoring committee, the government Supreme Court has decided to ensure that any areas with mixed land use will not be allowed to have commercial activities on the first, second, third floor and so on.
This despite the Courts requiring and collecting a commercial fee on "rental agreements" , because as per the courts - they are "commercial". The electricity bill is also charged at "commercial rates", because well they are commercial. But as per Master Plan of Delhi 1990, they were not supposed to be so.
Also, the buildings themselves are not illegal, but their use for anything apart from residential is not allowed.
So, we have been asked move , as of now, every single chair, table from the premises as the courts will seal all properties. That is the 24 hours notice from the landlord.
This is a very big thing happening in the history of Delhi.But the issue has been blacked out by media, and no protests for the same have been occurring. Not to say that few thousands of people have been rendered jobless.
Summing it up - we are homeless for now.
(There is a little uncertainty as to when the ceiling will happen, because of 26th January - things like these may be postponed till January 27th. Or it may happen on January 22nd )
How this may impact us
For one, we are homeless. We did raise an offline center because apparently students did not have a good experience when the offline center was in a shared space
Second, the rents will double or triple due to scarcity. Imagine, like your room rent being raised from 8000-12,000 to 24,000 - 36,000 / per person.
Third, this may raise the fees of the courses. We know a lot of you were angry with increase in MGP fees, so we did revise the fees to lower/older prices for both MGP for Prelims Test Series
Fourth, it may kill intiatives like SFG - some of which we have a vision to pursue given that we saw radical improvements in the performance of the students who were part of it. We are sure that anyone who has not cleared Prelims before, will clear it with 100% certainty if he / she is able to cope up with discipline, pressure, and competition - such that such discipline, and competition is a new normal for him/ her.
Fifth, it may not affect the organisations located in ORN, such as the Big V, The Medium V, The Big S, and The Big N because they may be able to delay, if not avoid, such evictions, because of M power - which we do not have.
Our Centers are now closed from Monday till further notice. We are working on restoring the services within a week / at the earliest.
For SFG and RLG Students, who have shown tremendous grit in these days, we will not let your hard work go in vain.
We will not give up on you. Each one of you have to make it in this attempt. You are working for a nobel cause. If we do not have the center ready, we will write Tests in the park in ORN. But we will not break this culture of excellence on whose path you are on.
We may change the timings so that all of you can write tests in the park at a time when we have sunshine, so that it is not cold. You may be required to get a cardboard and a mat/sheet on which you can sit or you can choose to sit on the grass. ( We have plenty of grass, but the ground may be wet )
We"ll do this, and we will not compromise on anything
We told you when we began that when you embark on a mission, the winter will defeat some people, the early morning waking up will defeat some people, and situations like these - not having comfortable chairs - will defeat some people.
Don't be those people.
The world has no place for people who give up on their dreams easily.
For MGP/ Prelims Test Series Students , we will update your shortly on how to go about it. We will try to restore services before weekend. We are thinking of having Imagerunners - the guys who do xerox well, as a touch point for collecting question papers/ answer key and submission of copies.
We will let you know in this thread as well as via email and SMS.
We will not let you down. And we'll be back soon.
You can coordinate with Test Center people. Mock will go on in the Park of CCD
Our resolve to help you in even stronger now.
Wishing you success,