The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) has accused Vice-Chancellor Dinesh Singh of “financial irregularities” in key projects amounting to Rs 200 crore and demanded the President’s intervention to pave the way for a probe.
“The VC has committed gross financial, administrative and academic irregularities of over Rs 200 crore during his tenure. DUTA demands a comprehensive Visitorial inquiry against the VC, pending which he should be made to go on leave,” DUTA president Nandita Narain alleged, citing replies of two RTIs filed by Academic Council members.
DUTA released a ‘white paper’ on the alleged irregularities by the VC. “We will be submitting the white paper to the Visitor (President Pranab Mukherjee) and demand a probe into the irregularities,” she said.
“He has consistently misused emergency powers to amend statutes and ordinances and take arbitrary decisions on routine matters related to programmes and courses of study, tenure and processes of teaching and administrative appointments. These violations attracted public notice in the last days of the controversial four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), but they defined his manner of functioning,” the paper states.
“In the matter of appointments, the VC also ignored the government’s reservation policy and implemented his own version of the 200-point reservation roster, which denies the reserved categories their entitlement of posts through the calculation of historic shortfall and backlog,” DUTA alleged.
DUTA also alleged that funds had been illegally diverted from grants. Its ‘white paper’ alleged Singh had destroyed the academic integrity of the university.
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