In the time of soaring prices, the finance committee of Gujarat University (GU) saved Rs 70 lakh by giving tender for supply of answer sheets at lower price. Although the price of paper have gone up by almost 20% as compared to the last year, the finance committee of Gujarat University approved the price for supply of answer sheets, brown stickers and even supplementary cost which is lower than the last year.
The GU officials said that the contract for an eight-page supplementary sheet was awarded for Rs 1.50 which was Rs 1.77 last year. Similarly, the brown sticker will now cost the university Rs 0.24 per piece which was costing Rs 0.26 per sticker last year. Interestingly as per the fresh tender, the 26 – page main answer sheet will cost Rs 4.08 per answer sheet which was costing Rs 4.74 last year. An eight member team was formed which awarded the tender to the lowest bidder after verifying the prices.