BHOPAL : The complaint of alleged irregularities in recruitment of teachers in Barkatullah University has reached the Raj Bhavan, with an executive committee member Hemant Katare seeking an impartial probe into the affair.

Katare has sent a letter to university vice- chancellor MD Tiwari and Raj Bhavan both for seeking immediate stoppage of the recruitment process, after raising the issue in executive council meeting recently.

He also sought papers related with recruitment and said the university even did not provide documents of selected candidates, though it claimed that the entire process of recruitment was transparent.

” I gave point- wise detail on the letter seeking reply from the university vicechancellor and sent a copy to the Raj Bhawan for probe,” he said. Katare said appointments were made in the university on the posts sans permission from higher education department and finance department.

Who will share burden of these posts, he questioned.

The university administration selected candidates for posts of professors for teaching departments which don’t have even a building or students. The University Act, he says, makes mandatory to hold responsibility of officers in case of salary is drawn for more than three months without permission. Here in this case, the university appointed several teachers and that it was done without any permission from UGC or Commissioner of Higher Education. He said roster rules were not followed in the recruitment.

The university constituted scrutiny committee and without conducting scrutiny, it allowed all candidates to appear in interviews.

Those, who were ineligible, participated in interviews, he said. BU recently selected 45 teachers and got approval on their appointments in executive council meeting despite objection from members.

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