Bangalore University allots quarters to cop, staff cry foul
By Rashmi Belur | Express News Service | Published: 19th June 2017 07:20 AM |
BENGALURU: Bangalore University has landed in yet another controversy by allotting an official quarters meant for professors to a police inspector. In a Syndicate meeting held on March 13, BU approved to allot a 2-BHK quarters to the police inspector of Jnana Bharathi Campus. A copy of the minutes of the Syndicate meeting is available with Express. It says, “Providing staff quarters to the police officer will be beneficial to the university. With the officer staying in the campus, even the campus will be safe.”
A Syndicate member said that the proposal requesting quarters was submitted by the police inspector and it was placed before the Syndicate and approved. “It is not provided for free-of-cost. The rent towards the quarters will be collected every month as per government norms,” said another Syndicate member. A few senior professors have raised objections to this.
They said alloting the quarters is a violation of rules. “We agree that some of the quarters are vacant. But that does not mean BU can allot them to people from outside the university,” said a senior professor staying at the quarters adjacent to the one allotted to the inspector. There are 146 staff quarters in the Jnana Bharathi campus from which the varsity collects a rent of `6 lakh per month.