All appointments under scanner

Published: 26th July 2013 08:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th July 2013 08:41 AM   |  A+A-

Those found responsible for any illegal appointment in IIT-Madras would be prosecuted, Justice S Nagamuthu of Madras High Court has warned.

The judge was allowing a batch of writ petitions from Dr W B Vasantha and others seeking to quash the selection for faculty positions by an advertisement issued in 1995 and direct the chairman and board of directors and IIT-M director to select her as associate professor in a duly constituted selection committee following the reservation for OBC.

Allegations have been made in the past about IIT-M not adhering to reservation in faculty recruitment.  

The selection of the past and present directors too have come under scrutiny and the high court had unseated a previous director. In an indictment of the IIT, the judge observed that Vasantha should be treated to have been appointed as associate professor with effect from July 27, 1995 and as a professor from December 18, 1996. For the period from December 18, 1996, the pay and allowance of the petitioner should be notionally calculated for the post of professor till today for the purpose of fixing her future salary.


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