Indore: In a stunning development, Indore division additional director ( higher education) Dr Narendra Dhakad during the Executive Council meeting of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya ( DAVV) on Thursday alleged that the officers of the university are corrupt and they delay affiliations if their palms were not greased.
“ I have complaint in writing and I am getting the allegations probed,” Dhakad reportedly informed the EC. To this, the VC said that it was unfair to accuse university officers until the charges are proved.
“ When the inquiry is completed and any officer is found at fault, then present the inquiry report in the EC. Appropriate action will be taken against the guilty. But until that happens, it will be unfair to charge the university officer with corruption,” the VC told Dhakad. Other members of the EC also echoed the same thought.
According to sources, Dhakad was disappointed over alleged bias between two colleges in affiliation granting case. According to him, both the colleges were found functioning with identical discrepancies but affiliation was granted to one while other was denied the same.
Registrar, AD come face to face
As the AD accused the university offices of involved in the corrupt practices, registrar RD Musalgaonkar lodged strong objection over the allegation saying that the EC and not the university officers decides over affiliation matters on the recommendation of standing committee.
Heated argument took place between Musalgaonkar and Dhakad over the issue and other EC members had to step in. Deputy registrar ( academic) Subhash Arya, who looks after affiliation matters, was also disappointed over the charges.
No relief to Rajeev Gupta
Prof Rajeev Gupta, who was suspended over charges of irregularities in 2009 and moratorium over grant of administrative responsibilities to him was imposed, was not granted relief from the EC. Nearly two years after suspension was revoked, an application for lifting the moratorium was put before the EC. A letter from Raj Bhawan which stated that the moratorium was suggestive and not a punishment to Gupta was also put forth in the EC. The Executive Council observed that the government rules say that such moratorium should be lifted after review of the applicant’s conduct for three years after suspension shelving date. Since three year period was not over, the EC did not lift the moratorium on Gupta.
Note of dissent in distant education case
EC members Dhakad and RK Tugnawat filed notes of dissent on the proposal to hike rates of guest lecture at directorate of distance education. The duo EC members stated that the university teachers of other departments teach as guest lectures in DDE and make extra bucks. They were of view that it’s the responsibility of university teachers to teach in the university departments so they should paid extra for it. According to sources, the proposal was turned down after their notes of dissent.
- Recommendations of international support cell for attracting more and more foreign students to the DAVV, and for international collaborations were accepted.
- Proposal by School of Economics for award of research fellowship on the golden jubilee of the university was accepted. Other departments were also directed to come up with identical proposals.
- Proposal to set up DAVV’s regional centre at Khandwa and Jhabua was approved.
- Proposal to hike rent of old canteen on the UTD campus was approved.
- A committee was constituted to give suggestions for preventing occurrence of fire incident like that took place at the School of Economics.
- Approval was given to the appointment of contractual teachers in the EMRC. Other decisions