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Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi Suspended for Dereliction of Duty

Lawstreet Journal 31 Oct 2020 2:01am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Executive Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi Suspended for Dereliction of Duty

The government on Wednesday (October 28,2020) placed Delhi University vice-chancellor Yogesh Tyagi under suspension to initiate an inquiry into allegations of dereliction of duty and abuse of power against him after a weeklong tussle over some appointments in the varsity.

President Ram Nath Kovind, who happens to be the Visitor of the university, has ordered Tyagi’s suspension and a probe into the allegations against him following the Union education ministry’s recommendation.

“The President of India in his capacity as Visitor of the university and in the exercise of the powers conferred upon him has been pleased to place Yogesh Tyagi, vice-chancellor, Delhi University under suspension with immediate effect until further orders as he may influence/coerce the witnesses and tamper with the material on records of the university,” an order issued by the ministry stated.

Delhi University has been witnessing an unprecedented turf war after its pro-vice-chancellor P.C. Joshi decided to go ahead with the executive council’s (EC) meeting to fill up various posts, including that of the varsity registrar and finance officer.

Ahead of the meeting, Tyagi, who has been on leave since he underwent surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in July, appointed a faculty member of his choice --- P.C. Jha --- as acting registrar of the university to replace Suman Kundu who had been appointed by Joshi.

On the other hand, Joshi, while exercising his power has acting vice-chancellor of the university, went ahead with the EC meeting, and appointed Vikas Gupta as the varsity registrar, and shot… Continue Reading...

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