Activists write letter to President seeking action against Acting V-C, Acting Registrar of Central University
A couple of organisations, together with Karnataka Dalit Sangharsh Samiti (Ambedkarite) and AHIND Forum, and Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Raj Organisation, have stated that Vice-Chancellor (Acting) of Central University of Karnataka M.V. Alagawadi and Registrar (Acting) Basavaraj Donur have violated norms and guidelines governing the establishment.
In a letter to President Ramnath Kovind, State convenor of Karnataka Dalit Sangharsh Samiti (Ambedkarite) S.R. Kollur, State president of AHIND Forum Saibanna Jamadar, Divisional Convenor of Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Raj Organisation Shoukat Ali Alur and social activist Ramesh Neelur have listed out what in accordance to them are numerous violations and irregularities dedicated by the Acting Vice-Chancellor and the Acting Registrar and sought action against the 2.
Copies of the letter have been despatched to the Ministry of Education, Chairman of University Grant Commission, Chancellor of Central University of Karnataka and members of the Executive Council and the Academic Council of the college.
They have accused Prof. Alagawadi of giving monetary powers to the Acting Registrar to spend cash up to ₹4 lakh whereas the Executive Council, the very best governing physique of the college, had authorised the Acting Registrar to spend solely up to ₹50,000.
The activists additionally stated that Prof. Alagawadi and Prof. Donur, being in-charge Vice-Chancellor and in-charge Registrar, misused their positions and violated the procurement procedures by buying objects price up to ₹5 lakh with out calling for tenders.
The third main cost is that the 2 high officers continued Shivanandam, who was on deputation as Finance Officer within the college, even after the expiry of the deputation interval and his superannuation.
“Prof. Alagawadi and Prof. Donur are not holding their offices as regular Vice-Chancellor and regular Registrar and they cannot take decisions on vital issues. Being Acting Vice-Chancellor and Acting Registrar, they can take decisions only on routine matters. But, they are making decisions on vital issues such as appointments and financial matters. We will wait for response from the President, who is a Visitor to the Central University, and the Union government to our letter. If action is not taken against the Acting Vice-Chancellor and Acting Registrar, then we will plan for a larger agitation,” Mr. Alur instructed The Puucho.
A couple of days in the past, the legality of continuation of Mr. Shivanandam as Finance Officer within the college even after his deputation interval had expired was questioned by the college employees. As many as 26 members from educating and non-teaching employees lately wrote to the Acting Vice-Chancellor objecting to the choice. The Acting Vice-Chancellor, in flip, took objection to their “gross misconduct” and issued show-cause discover to 12 members.
Vice-Chancellor of Gorakhpur University Rajesh Singh and a member of the Executive Council of Central University of Karnataka additionally raised comparable objections in his letter to the Acting Registrar on Thursday.
He requested the Acting Registrar to postpone the 54th Executive Council assembly which was scheduled for Friday and the place the problem of continuation of Mr. Shivanandam as Finance Officer was supposed to have been taken up for dialogue. He made it clear that such an necessary concern might solely be mentioned within the presence of a daily Vice-Chancellor and a daily Registrar and never those that occupied positions on a provisional foundation.
And, the Executive Council assembly was held on Friday. When contacted, Prof. Donur stated that he can’t reveal now particulars of the discussions on the assembly. “Minutes are finalised only after the approval of all members present in the meeting and this takes time. Such details cannot be divulged before that,” Prof. Donur instructed The Puucho.