Indore :  Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya and Madhya Pradesh Laghu Udyog Nigam (MPLUN) are on collision course over purchase of computers.

International Institute of Professional Studies of the DAVV had placed an order through MPLUN for purchase of 120 computers of i5 series of Lenovo company a last month.

A delivery of 60 computers was made and the MPLUN sought payment of Rs 24 lakh against the delivered computers. On enquiry for the rest of lot, it reportedly told the IIPS that the rates of i5 series computers shot up after annual general budget so the dealer denied selling gadgets on old rates.

But the IIPS informed the MPLUN officials that the MPLUN had accepted the purchase order on the rates approved from DAVV’s financial committee and executive committee and the same can’t be hiked now and sought delivery of the rest of the computers on old rates.

The IIPS informed the MPLUN officials that it could release payment only when all 120 computers are received by it. This led to confrontation between the two organisations and the MPLUN threatened to take legal action against the university. It is to be noted that the DAVV purchases gadgets through MPLUN only.

Rs 1000 fine norm revoked

The DAVV has revoked its norm of Rs 1000 fine for each student if the college sends CCE marks of students after the deadline.  Two years ago, the DAVV had made this norm as all kits instructions to comply with the deadline fell on deaf ears. As per rules, the colleges are supposed to send CCE and practical marks of their students a week ahead of exams. Hardly any college would comply with the rule so the DAVV started imposing fine on colleges. The DAVV had clearly stated that the fine amount has to be paid by the college and it should not be recovered from students. But the colleges would recover the fine amount students. When complaints of students regarding this grew, the DAVV revoked the norm. Registrar RD Musalgaonkar said that the university would not act against the principals if they failed to ensure that the CCE marks are not sent on time.

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