The deadlock between Delhi University (DU) and Thiruvalluvar University (TU) over the alleged fake marksheet of Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) president Ankiv Baisoya doesn’t seem to be ending, with TU on Thursday denying that it had received the fee required to verify the marksheets.
According to the TU Registrar, the process of verification of certificates usually takes around 15 days. The Delhi High Court had told DU to complete the probe by November 12. K T S Sarao, Head of Department of Buddhist Studies, had on Monday said that he had paid the fee required to obtain a genuineness certificate from TU, but had not heard back from them.
However, on Thursday, TU Controller of Examinations, B Senthilkumar, told The Indian Express that the university has not received any fee. “Around a month ago we had intimated DU about the matter, but we still haven’t received the fee from them. We had sent a detailed letter about how much fee has to be paid, and the mode of payment as well. It can’t be an online transaction, it has to be paid in the Indian Overseas Bank, as challan. This has to be sent along with the application otherwise it won’t be accepted,” he said.
The TU website also states that the application along with the “original challan should be sent through registered post, addressed to the Controller of Examinations”. Talking about how long the process of verification usually takes, Registrar V Peruvalluthi said: “It usually takes a minimum of 15 days because first the payment has to be verified and then the documents.”
Sarao, however, said TU had already received the fee.
“What TU is saying is incorrect. I have sent a copy of the payment receipt of NEFT transfer (in their given account on October 25) by registered post along with other documents. I have also sent copies of the receipt and other documents by email twice, both to the registrar and the controller exams. In fact, money has already been received by them on October 25,” he said.
“I have sent a proper letter giving details and with all the enclosures. My emails also have all the attachments: cover letter, copy of receipt and copies of the marksheets,” Sarao added.
The November 12 deadline is crucial, as according to Lyngdoh Committee Recommendations, a re-election can only take place if the office of any major office-bearer falls vacant within two months of the election results being announced. The DUSU election results were announced on September 13.