Professor accused of drawing double income

  • Jyotsna Jalali, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 10, 2014 09:46 IST

An associate professor in the chemistry department of the Post Graduate Government College in Sector 11 here allegedly claimed double remuneration by showing his presence at two places simultaneously.

On the basis of information acquired under the Right to information (RTI) Act, city-based lawyer SP Sharma took on that Anil Kumar Singh Mankotia claimed salary for duty as deputy superintendent and for spot evaluation at Panjab University (PU).

Data reveals that Mankotia showed his presence in

PGGC-11 as deputy superintendent in centre 19 in the annual examinations held from March 2014 to June 2014. He also claimed remunerations of spot evaluation showing his presence in PU. He also claimed Travelling allowance (TA) from Panjab University.

Sharma alleged that both duties had the same timings. The information pertains to the months of May and June.

Sharma said JS Raghu, principal-cum-chief coordinator (PU examination), was notified about this. Mankotia was working under his supervision and Raghu paid him for his duty as DSP.

Sharma told HT, “I have also written to the UT education secretary, director of higher education and PU registrar, seeking disciplinary action against Mankotia.”

As per PU norms, a teacher cannot leave the examination centre during his duty time. Similarly, a teacher on spot-evaluation duty also cannot leave. However, Mankotia maintained that he had indulged in fraud.

“The timings with PU are flexible, and I used to go to check answer sheets before and after finishing my job as deputy superintendent. I checked the answer sheets as PU authorities gave them to me.”

Contrary Mankotia’s claims, PU controller Parvinder Singh said, “There is no flexibility of timings. One can check answer sheets only during the prescribed timings. We received the complaint and have asked the college for a reply. After that, we will act accordingly.”

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