A day after the Union schooling ministry disregarded Delhi University (DU) vice-chancellor Yogesh Tyagi’s appointments to the posts of pro-vice chancellor, registrar, and director of South Campus, PC Jha, the eliminated registrar who was backed by Tyagi, claimed the V-C’s selections have been in compliance with the DU Act.
In a letter addressed to Birendra Kumar Singh, deputy secretary in the ministry of schooling on Thursday, Jha wrote, “It is informed that PC Jha, in addition to his responsibilities as director of South Campus, is acting as registrar as an interim arrangement and Geeta Bhatt has been appointed as pro vice-chancellor in place of PC Joshi. The honourable vice-chancellor, professor Yogesh K Tyagi, has taken [the] decision in due compliance with the Act, Statutes, and Ordinances of Delhi University,”
The ministry had on Thursday stated Tyagi’s orders throughout his depart of absence on medical grounds weren’t legitimate.
The ministry additionally acknowledged Vikas Gupta, who appointed by appearing V-C Joshi as the registrar, and stated that if Tyagi needed to hitch workplace, he should submit a correct medical health certificates
High-voltage drama has been unfolding on the college since Tuesday with two factions of the college supporting two registrars, two pro-vice chancellors, and two administrators of South Campus, ensuing in an govt council assembly that cleared Gupta’s appointment as the brand new registrar being questioned.
On Friday, Gupta visited the Viceregal Lodge at DU and met Jha, who’s “working” from the V-C’s workplace.
“We wanted the rooms of the pro-VC and registrar to be unlocked. The ministry has already issued the orders, we only wanted these directions to be implemented. But they were reluctant and maintained they are appointed by the vice-chancellor,” Gupta stated.
Referring to Friday’s assembly, Jha stated, “Gupta and I spoke cordially. He asked how we could resolve the ongoing deadlock and we conveyed that he should speak to the vice-chancellor, who has the only authority on the matter. The offices have been sealed as per V-C ‘s orders, who has asked us to work from his office. Whenever the vice-chancellor asks us to hand over the office, we will.”
The Viceregal Lodge homes the workplace of the DU vice-chancellor together with different govt officers of the varsity, together with the registrar and pro-vice chancellor. The workplaces of the registrar and pro-VC have been locked for 2 days as per instructions of the VC, Jha stated.
Despite repeated makes an attempt, pro-V-C Joshi and eliminated pro-V-C Bhatt, didn’t touch upon the matter.
Meanwhile, Suneet Kashyap, joint officer on particular obligation (OSD) on the V-C workplace, wrote to Sanjeev Singh, director at DU pc centre, alleging that password of the official e-mail of the pro-VC had been modified.
“The password of the official email of the pro vice-chancellor of university of Delhi was changed on the night of October 22, 2020 and had become inaccessible to the present pro vice-chancellor Geeta Bhatt. You are directed to immediately convey the password of official email ID to present pro vice-chancellor,” Kashyap wrote.
Some senior officers claimed Tyagi had already joined work when Jha was appointed as interim registrar and Bhatt as pro-VC.
“The vice-chancellor had sent an e-mail to secretary, higher education and other officials on October 19, saying he would like to attend the meeting on Evidence of the Parliamentary Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes scheduled on October 20 via video link. Why would he do so if he wasn’t working?” a senior DU official stated.
But former govt council member AK Bhagi, stated, “In August, the ministry had sent a letter, saying Joshi would be in charge of all duties and appointments till the vice-chancellor joined office. It was mentioned in the letter that the VC would have to inform the ministry when he joined his office. This is not possible that a person can be on leave and discharge his duties simultaneously.”
According to authorities official in the know of the developments, there have been severe issues in regards to the management of the vice-chancellor as recruitments had been sluggish throughout his tenure and points such as the latest spat raised questions. The sluggish tempo of recruitment had come up earlier than a parliamentary panel, the official stated.
“There has been concern about his health and whether he can perform the key role if he is not fully well. It is learnt that the vice-chancellor has not attended his office for a long time. These issues were discussed and there is a serious concern and in the ministry on these aspects. A suitable course of effective action will be taken,” the official quoted above stated.
Attempts have been made to contact the vice-chancellor to get a response however he didn’t reply to calls or messages.
The ministry can presumably strategy President Ram Nath Kovind, who as customer can appoint or take away the heads of central universities, with the issues. The ministry is contemplating all points, stated one other official when contacted, with out elaborating additional.