JNU chief proctor AP Dimri resigns over 'differences' with administration

Dimri was handling the issue of students who were suspended after the academic council meeting happened.

Published: 24th January 2017 08:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th January 2017 08:59 PM   |  A+A-

AMU and JNU students holding a protest over missing student Najeeb outside Delhi Police headquarters in New Delhi (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) chief Proctor AP Dimri, who was overseeing disciplinary matters and issues in the campus, resigned from the post over allegations of differences with the administration. 

He was leading the team that was looking into the inquiries related to the student Najeeb Ahmad who was missing since October 15, 2016. The JNU authorities confirmed his resignation but refused to comment on the matter, saying that Dimri’s resignation letter does not mention any reason.

According to sources, “Dimri was not happy with the university’s administration over handling some disciplinary issues on campus including Ahmad’s case and suspension of nine students.

He was also reportedly not happy with the university officials' attitude towards students because according to him students only make the university and the varsity was not taking any serious action even into the students' hunger protest.

Dimri was handling the issue of students who were suspended after the academic council meeting happened. The administration also banned all sort of protests or demonstration near its building.

"Dimri had cited certain differences with the authorities over handling of these type of issues," a source close to Dimri said.

With this, Dimri becomes the second chief proctor to resign the post after the new the new vice-chancellor took over last January.  

The Proctor's office is responsible for handling all the disciplinary issues that take place on campus, including ordering of inquiry, analysing the issues and approving punishment for the students. 

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