DU Vice Chancellor suspended, pro-VC requested to preside

NEW DELHI: The Vice Chancellor of Delhi College has been suspended on President Ram Nath Kovind’s orders, the union schooling ministry stated on Wednesday, amid a serious row over appointments that spawned an unpleasant energy tussle.

Following the directive of President Kovind, the schooling ministry suspended Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi amid a serious row over appointments which escalated into an unpleasant energy tussle since final week.

The order got here a day after the President allowed the schooling ministry to provoke an inquiry towards Tyagi. On Tuesday night time, the President had permitted the inquiry towards the vice chancellor who was accused of “misconduct” and “dereliction of obligation” by the ministry.
In a letter to the college registrar, the schooling ministry stated that the vice chancellor was suspended until the inquiry is accomplished since he can affect the investigation whereas in workplace.

Professor PC Joshi, the performing VC of the college, will proceed until the subsequent VC is appointed. Apart from, the orders issued by the suspended VC Tyagi throughout his interval of absence on medical grounds will likely be handled as null and void.

Tyagi has been on go away since July 2 when he was admitted to Delhi’s AIIMS hospital with an emergency medical situation. The federal government had made Professor PC Joshi the in-charge on July 17, till Tyagi resumed workplace.

A tussle had begun between the college and the schooling ministry over the current controversial selections on essential appointments taken by the VC and their compliance with varsity norms.

The drama has been unfolding at DU since final week with two factions within the college supporting two registrars, two pro-vice chancellors, and two administrators of South Campus. The controversy erupted when Tyagi eliminated Joshi as pro-VC and appointed Geeta Bhatt, the director of the Non-Collegiate Girls’s Schooling Board of the college, in his place.

Later, the schooling ministry intervened within the matter. The ministry had issued a written order declaring the choices taken by Tyagi on appointments within the Government Council (EC) as invalid.

The ministry additionally overturned the elimination of Joshi as professional V-C by Tyagi after the controversy erupted. Nevertheless, the sacked officers wrote to the federal government stating they might proceed on their posts. This irked the ministry which then sought approval from the President to provoke an enquiry towards Tyagi.

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