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AGARTALA, MAY 6 2017: The faculty members of the Tripura (Central) University gheraoed Vice Chancellor Professor Anjan Kumar Ghosh last night demanding strong action against the accused involved in illegal appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff and financial corruption.
To succumb the pressure, vice chancellor has debarred dean, arts and commerce from his post and ordered for initiating departmental proceeding against him accusing him of involvement in the irregularities.
The decision against the dean has further aggravated the situation that a group of faculty members raised voice against VC stating that whatever allegations of corruption and irregularities were brought against the university in each and every case VC prof Ghosh himself is involved. How can he debar dean for his mischief?
A group of faculty members' yesterday afternoon submitted a memorandum to VC seeking his clarification on the delay of announcement and implementation of the enquiry committee formed three months ago for alleged malpractice in screening process of a few post of associate professors in some departments.
According to report, with the instruction and guidelines issued by the VC, the committee where deans were the members had cleared the applications of a few candidates who are not belonging to leftist teachers' organisation.
The particular case which was later found not suitable was recommended by dean in-charge and all the files were cleared by VC. However, to manage the situation VC took action against dean arts and commerce at late night and made an attempt to save his skin and the corrupt lobby of the university.
However, the teachers alleged that committee was formed to probe into undue favours that would be granted to certain teachers of the Institution. There were allegations of illegal promotions and recruitment held during the tenure of the incumbent vice chancellor prof Ghosh.
They also alleged nepotism in the promotion into senior positions and direct recruitments in the department of rural management and development, department of microbiology and department of education and added, "VC has also adopted corrupt means in appointment of Register of the University and also initiated process of interview in Delhi to recruit his own people."
Followed by the decision of action against a dean, director of internal quality assurance cell prof B K has resigned from all the additional responsibility and raised voice against VC Prof Ghosh. He made it clear whatever has been happened in the university good or bad was done by the instruction of VC and registrar but now both of them desperately trying to probe themselves clean.
Instead of cancelling the controversial interviews, vice chancellor has secretly arranged to have the interviews at Delhi on May 24, 25 and 26 next. He has been accused of illegally appointing finance officer, as many as 73 under qualified non-teaching staff, procured e-book worth of Rs 10 crore and a huge purchase and engagement by corrupt means.
However, prof Ghosh and registrar O S Adhikari are neither meeting with media nor picking up phone call to clarify their stand in regard to the allegations and subsequent development, Recently, Ministry of HRD has ordered special audit in Tripura University along with a few others to probe the allegation of financial corruption.