BANGALORE/MYSORE: Vice-Chancellor of Rani Channamma University (RCU), Belgaum, B R Ananthan is under the Lokayukta scanner. Dr Shekhar S Iyer from Mysore filed a complaint against Ananthan with the Lokayukta on Thursday.
According to a copy of which is available with Express, Ananthan has allegedly misused the sabbatical leave facility when he was a Professor at B N Bahadur Institute of Management Science, Mysore.
“Dr B R Ananthan was the Professor of Bahadur Institute of Management, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore, between 2000 and 2008. In 2007, he applied for sabbatical leave (special leave with full pay) on the condition that he would author a book ‘Social Responsibilities of Business- Indian Context’. The university granted leave from March 1, 2007 to February 28, 2008, on the condition that he should utilise the time for writing the book and submit a copy of the book and a report on resumption of duty. But, after returning to duty on March 1, 2008, he has neither submitted a report nor the book,” he alleged in the complaint.
“The university has sent five notices seeking a copy of the book along with the report of work done during the period of the leave. But, Dr Ananthan, in his reply, has stated that he had submitted a report on his return from the sabbatical leave,” he charged.
Speaking to Express, Shekhar said, “Dr Ananthan has misused power and also violated rules and regulations. He has used the University of Mysore illegally and unlawfully drawing a salary of nearly `18 lakh which is taxpayers’ money and also enjoyed one year leave.”
Dr Ananthan was not available for comment.