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Kerala University postings cancelled

Last updated: 29 December, 2011
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 29, DHNS:

Lokayukta finds irregularities in appointments

Kerala Lokayukta on Thursday annulled all appointments of assistant grade-II (senior grade clerk) made to Kerala University by previous LDF government citing massive irregularities in the appointments.

The Lokayukta found that there is truth in the allegation that serious irregularities had occurred in the recruitment process and recommended that legal action be taken against former vice-chancellor of the university M K Ramachandran Nair, Pro-vice chancellor V Jayaprakash and four syndicate members ;BS Rajeev, AA Rasheed, MP Russel and KA Andrew.

The order of Lokayukta puts an end to the controversy surrounding Kerala University’s recruitment of assistants held in 2005. Around 140 assistants appointed in the university through the test will lose their position following the Lokayukta order. Earlier, Kerala High Court had asked Lokayukta to dispose of the case by December this year.

Two key witnesses in the case; owner and manager of the press where Optical Mark Recognition answer sheets for the examination for selection of assistants were printed have recently appeared before the Lokayukta and deposed.

Allegations on recruitment to Kerala University had rattled the previous LDF government which ruled the state. The university syndicate was controlled by leftists and critics raised the charge that while eligible candidates were left out of rank list several unqualified persons owing allegiance to left organisations got top ranks in the examination held to recruit assistants.

Following this, fact finding committees had been set up and it was found that OMR answer sheets of thousands of candidates who appeared in the examination were missing. In 2010 Kerala Upa Lokayukta who ordered cancellation of appointments made through the controversial examination had been attacked. Later the university went to Kerala High Court against the order and the court asked Lokayukta to reconsider the case in detail again.

The high court had also appointed a committee to look into allegations independently and that committee had also found that irregularities had happened in the recruitment. Today’s order of Lokayukta has finally put an end to the long legal battle in the issue.
In the light of Thursday’s order the Kerala University will have to conduct examination to the assistant post again.


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