Guv orders probe into BU row

Guv orders probe into BU row

Bhardwaj, who is also the chancellor of the universities, has appointed Justice I P Vashisht, retired judge, Allahabad High Court, to conduct the inquiry.

The judge has been given two months time to complete the probe and submit a report. The terms of reference will be issued in due course, according to an official notification.
Bangalore University Vice-Chancellor Prabhu Dev and the registrars have been on the warpath for some time now. The V-C withdrew powers of both the registrars — M G Krishnan and M S Talwar — on the grounds that they are not implementing the decisions of the university syndicate.

The V-C also delegated the power to implement the decisions to the deputy registrar. Following this, both the registrars through media expressed resentment and alleged that the vice-chancellor was demoralising the system.

They said they will approach the governor on this issue. The governor said the V-C, in his April 1 letter, has alleged that the registrars have miserably failed to carry out the instructions of the syndicate and the V-C, hampering the varsity work.

The V-C has also alleged that the two officers were working in contravention to the statutory provisions and were deliberately delaying besides denying the implementation of the orders of the vice-chancellor.

Bhardwaj said: “It has come to light that the registrars have addressed the media on April 1 with regard to the functioning of the style of the university without the permission of the syndicate. This amounts to violation of Clause 27.8 and 27.9 of the BU Employees’ Service (Conduct) Rules”.

“It is therefore, absolutely necessary to hold an inquiry into the complaints against the registrar and the registrar (evaluation) of Bangalore University”, he said.
The governor also said that a number of complaints were being received against the registrars with regard to misadministration and indiscipline.

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