STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

HRD to Seek Opinion on V-C Sacking Again

Published: 17th December 2015 03:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th December 2015 03:31 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The HRD Ministry will again seek a legal opinion soon on the decision to sack Visva-Bharati Vice-Chancellor Sushanta Dattagupta, after the President sent back a proposal for his removal.

President Pranab Mukherjee refused to take any decision on the grounds that the Vice-Chancellor wasn’t given a hearing by the probe panel which looked into charges of financial and administrative irregularities against him.

In September the President returned the file to the ministry to seek legal views as it would be the first time a central university V-C has been removed from his post. While the ministry had sent back the file to the President along with legal opinion, the President was unconvinced.

Charges against Duttagupta included drawing salary from Visva-Bharati and pension from Jawaharlal Nehru University simultaneously in alleged violation of law.

Though the Central university laws do not provide for the sacking of a V-C, the President can invoke Section 16 of the General Clauses Act, 1987, to remove him. 



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp