Another row hits MMC and RI

Addressing media in the city on Saturday, president, Mysore District SC and ST Employees Association, Shantharaju made a startling disclosure that MMC and RI conducted the said recruitment without seeking any approval from the government.

Though it is already three years for MMC and RI gaining autonomous status, the authorities are yet to frame cadre and recruitment rules, besides not renewing the registration and also not holding any meetings.

Allegation

On illegal recruitment, Shantharaju levelled a grave allegation on the dean of MMC and RI Dr Venkatesha and demanded the authorities concerned to sack him.

He also said that he will be apprising Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde about the issue with all the necessary records and seek his probe into it. The recruitment procedures were finalised at the initial stage itself and the orders were issued saying that the recruitment have been made complying with the decision of the governing council.  On March 15 and 16, 2007, a total of 64 candidates had appeared for the interview for the post of assistant professor. Among them, 47 were disqualified as they, according to the authorities, lacked three years of experience in teaching.

 But, three other candidates, who had less then three years of experience, were selected for the job of lecturer before considering them for the post of assistant professors.The irony here is,  according to the guidelines of Medical Council of India (MCI), only one such post had to be filled. Flouting MCI guidelines, the college authorities conducted interview for two posts only to select three candidates.  Similarly, during the interview it was clearly mentioned that the candidates who are already in service will not be feted. But, it was also flouted by recruiting candidates in service from other institutes, at the cost of MMC and RI aspirants, alleged secretary of the association, Chikka Andani.

Non-teaching too

Apart from recruitment, gross irregularities has taken place in non-teaching sections too. Tenders were invited for purchasing linen for Rs 27 lakh, without maintaining any transparency. Computers sans any tender procedure were purchased, besides allotting residential quarters for those who already own house in the city, alleged Shantharaju.

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