The Mumbai University (MU) will finally conduct a hearing in connection with the promotion of a staff member of Wilson College at the management council meeting on Thursday. This comes over a year after such a directive was given by the Bombay High Court to the varsity.
Chandrakant Toraskar,a staff member of Wilson College at Chowpatty,had approached MUs grievance committee in April 2008 to get a promotion based on seniority for the post of superintendent at the college. He alleged that the appointment of superintendent and registrar was made by violating Standard Code rules of 1984. He also claimed that despite being the seniormost person in the college office,he was not promoted to the post of superintendent and registrar.
MUs grievance committee in its hearing in 2009 recommended that the college should promote Toraskar to the post of superintendent and thereafter to the post of registrar immediately,as he is attaining the age of retirement. This recommendation was later accepted by the management council in August 2009.
Following a reply filed by the Wilson college Principal,another hearing was conducted by the grievance committee in May 2010. The committee asked the management council to direct the appropriate authority of the university to initiate the disciplinary action against the principal and the management of the college with immediate effect.
However,the matter remained pending and Toraskar moved the court. Subsequently High Court passed an order in 2010 directing the varsity to take appropriate decision after hearing the petitioner and a college representative within a period of eight weeks from the date of receipt of this order.