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MHRD Puts Pondy VC on Compulsory Wait

Published: 22nd August 2015 04:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2015 04:10 AM   |  A+A-

PUDUCHERRY:  The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on Friday ordered Vice Chancellor Chandra Krishnamurthy to remain on compulsory wait with effect from August 22. The ministry also ordered that Professor Anisa Basheer Khan shall continue to hold charge of the post of Vice-Chancellor (i/c) till further orders. Puducherry Chief Secretary Manoj Parida confirmed receiving the MHRD order in the evening.

Further, official sources informed that the President of India, in his capacity as Visitor of the university, has issued a  show cause notice to Chandra Krishnamurthy taking cognisance of the allegations of mismanagement and irregularities. Meanwhile, the acting V-C has requested Puducherry administration to provide the services of an IAS Officer for the post of Registrar in-charge. A decision will be taken on Monday, Parida said.

The MHRD order said, “The report received from the Puducherry Administration stated that the situation prevailing in Pondicherry University (Central University) is quite volatile. The long drawn agitation in the university campus ended with V-C Chandra Krishnamurthy, proceeding on leave and the law and order situation could be maintained with the help of local police without resorting to use of force.”

Vice-chancellor Chandra Krishnamurthy, had telephonically informed that she intended to resume charge on expiry of leave up to August 21, 2015. But the government of Puducherry is of the considered opinion that she be asked to extend her leave whereas she insists on returning to work.

The order further said, “Therefore, taking into account the ground situation as reported by the local administration, compelling circumstances and in the interest of restoring normalcy it has been decided that (i) Chandra Krishnamurthy, Vice-Chancellor shall remain on Compulsory Wait with effect from 22nd August, 2015 till further orders; and (ii) Prof. Anisa Basheer Khan, the senior-most Dean and acting Vice-Chancellor will continue to hold charge of the post of Vice-Chancellor (i/c) till further orders.”



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