BANGALORE: The Federation of Ahinda and Progressive Associations on Tuesday raised several points of irregularities alleged to have been committed in VTU during former Vice- Chancellor Dr Balaveera Reddy’s tenure.
The Federation has made the claims based on the documents it has in its possession from the Principal Accountant General (C&CA), Karnataka.
This includes the expenditure of Rs 1.40 crore on the purchase of Gynax software from M/s Liquid Krystal under online learning programme. Allegedly, the software purchased was not used by the students at all, thus causing losses.
Next, the expenditure of Rs 43.32 lakh on the purchase of Intellisuite software of micro electronics mechanical system (MEMS) from M/s Bigtech. The report states that holding of 70 sets of the software stock from May 2007 without its disposal had caused losses to the VTU.
Also, the expenditure of Rs 26.25 lakh on Campus Automation University Management Service software and unauthorised recovery of Rs 24 lakh by M/s Samyuktha Consultancy and Marketing Services from affiliated colleges had reportedly caused losses to the varsity.
“All these are based on the Accountant General’s report. Why is everyone targeting only Maheshappa? Reddy is instigating certain elements against Maheshappa to protect his own interests,” alleged Sathyaprakash E, a member of the Federation.
Dr Balaveera Reddy was not available for comments on the issue despite repeated attempts.