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No action yet against Bangalore University official caught copying 

As per information available from the university, the file is before the vice-chancellor for action against the woman.

Published: 24th October 2018 02:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th October 2018 09:27 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Ten days after a woman office superintendent of Bangalore University’s distance education department was caught red-handed while writing the distance education courses examination, the varsity authorities are yet to take action against her.

Not only did she write the exam without prior permission from the department, she was also caught copying. Even as the authorities have failed to suspend her, she is said to be all set to get promoted as assistant registrar, an official of the university said.

As per information available from the university, the file is before the vice-chancellor for action against the woman. The vice-chancellor has decided to place it before the Syndicate meeting.

According to senior officials of the university, the vice-chancellor or registrar should initiate temporary action based on prima facie evidence and keep the official under suspension pending an inquiry by placing it before the Syndicate. But now the action will be possible only almost after a month as the next Syndicate meeting is scheduled to be held on November 20.

A senior varsity official said: “Initiating action based on prima facie evidence and the Karnataka State Cadre and Recruitment (KSCR) rules is to prevent the person from destroying evidences.

The VC should keep the official under suspension as a temporary action and final action to be taken after the BU syndicate’s decision.”

However, Prof K R Venugopal, Bangalore University VC, said, “I have received the report from Distance Education director for action against the official who was caught while writing examinations illegally. But, I have decided to place it before the Syndicate meeting before initiating any action, and I will follow the decision.”

Meanwhile, the director distance education department Prof BC Mylarappa said, “Though the official was caught red-handed with all evidence while writing the recently-concluded distance education examinations, she is coming to work every day. This demotivates the other staff or encourages them to do such things. I urge the VC and Registrar to take necessary measures as per KSCR rules.”

WHAT WAS THE CASE?
The distance education examination for MA in Sociology was held at several centres in the city on October 14.

At one particular centre, the visiting squad team had caught a senior official of the distance education department, who was on examination duty herself, taking the exam by referring to study materials, and by using a mobile phone.

The woman officer, who is an office superintendent, had requested to be put on exam duty. But she did not take permission from the university for registering for higher education. The squad members debarred her immediately and submitted a report to the VC for further action.



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