The Delhi University on Thursday constituted a fact-finding committee to probe latest developments on the academic establishment following a power tussle.
The resolution was taken on the college’s pressing Executive Council (EC) assembly known as on Thursday, a day after DU Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi was suspended on the orders of President Ram Nath Kovind. An inquiry was instituted in opposition to him over allegations of administrative lapses and dereliction of responsibility.
“A fact-finding committee has been formed over the episode of October 21 to probe the lapses and fix accountability,” a council member stated.
An issue erupted final week when Tyagi eliminated PC Joshi as pro-VC on Thursday and appointed Geeta Bhatt, the director of the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board of the college, in his place.
Joshi had, in the meantime, notified the appointment of a brand new registrar, Vikas Gupta, whose interview had been accomplished and appointment cleared by the manager council on Wednesday. However, the identical day, Tyagi had permitted and notified the appointment of PC Jha as performing registrar and director of the South Campus.
The ministry then intervened within the power tussle between the vice chancellor and the pro-vice chancellor, saying appointments made by Tyagi weren’t “valid” as he’s on go away.
The power tussle intensified with Jha writing to the ministry citing himself as “acting registrar” and saying that every one selections taken by Tygai are in accordance with college norms.
The ministry took objection to the letter and directed the college to take strict motion in opposition to him.
“A memo has also been issued to Geeta Bhatt to explain her actions and the administration will decide on that basis. In the meantime, PC Jha will not be given any administrative responsibility,” the EC member stated.
Tyagi is presumably the primary Delhi University VC to face suspension. University officers stated such an motion had not been taken in opposition to any VC in a minimum of three a long time.
The president, who’s the Visitor to the college, has positioned Tyagi below suspension to be certain that the inquiry is truthful and that he’s not ready to tamper with materials information or coerce the witnesses, a senior ministry official stated.
Among the lapses flagged in opposition to Tyagi are non-filling of vacant positions, delay in redressal of sexual harassment instances and vigilance complaints in college, mishandling of the difficulty of ad-hoc lecturers which led to a large agitation, and non-submission of detailed plan for implementation of the Institution of Eminence (IoE) and the newest being sure appointments made whereas he’s on medical go away.