One year extension for ‘tainted’ registrar

Prof Yetanoor faced corruption charges when he was at Gulbarga university.

Published: 18th July 2017 08:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2017 08:44 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Central University of Karnataka in Kalaburagi is all set to extend the term of the registrar for one more year though he faces allegations of corruption when he was registrar of Gulbarga University.As per documents available with Express, the Central University of Karnataka (CUK) has prepared an agenda in this regard which will be placed before the executive council meeting scheduled to be held on July 24.

Prof Chandrakant Yetanoor had joined as registrar of CUK on deputation from Gulbarga University for a period of one year and his deputation will end on August 31, 2017. Now, the matter will now be placed before the executive council for further extension.  

A senior member of the executive council said, “The person who was appointed as registrar is facing allegation of corruption and a case is still under investigation at the Lokayukta. During the appointment itself, many of us opposed it, but as there was a majority, he got appointed. Now, what is the intention to continue him?”

According to the University Grants Commission (UGC) norms, before appointing any person to posts like the registrar, the university concerned must take vigilance clearance report from the department or university concerned. But, while appointing Prof Yetanoor, CUK had not sought any such clearance. Even the vice-chancellor of CUK accepted the fact that he has not sought any such report.

Prof Maheshwaraiah, V-C of CUK, said, “I have got oral information from the vice-chancellor of Gulbarga University that there are no such cases against him. So we appointed him. We have not sought vigilance clearance report as we got information orally from the authorities. If the executive council wants it in writing, I will request the V-C of Gulbarga University to provide it.”

The case

When Prof Chandrakant Yetanoor was registrar of Gulbarga University, he was asked to resign in 2014 by the Higher Education Department following allegations of corruption and misguiding the state legislative committee by submitting wrong reports. A case was also filed before the Lokayukta by PhD seat aspirants alleging that Yatnoor favoured some candidates and the case is still pending. Yatnoor also allegedly submitted a wrong report where he mentioned no posts for OBC and minorities were filled.


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