The Governing Body (GB) of St Stephen’s College that met at the Bishop’s residence to appoint a bursar ended in a stalemate as the members failed to reach a consensus.
The body has constituted a fact-finding committee to look into the series of recent controversies in the college.
Three members will decide on a retired High Court or Supreme Court judge who will head the committee.
Earlier, the choice of place for the meeting had invited criticism from the faulty member who held a dharna outside the Bishop’s residence.
The teachers also critcised Nirmal Andrews’ appointment as treasurer. Bishop Sunil Kumar Singh had nominated him.
They said Andrews, who was appointed on November 17, was an ‘outsider’ who had no knowledge about the affairs of the college. Traditionally, the principal has always been the treasurer.
Sources though said that Andrews, a retired IAS officer, has been a member of the college’s Supreme Council and body for last one and a half years.
The protesting faculty also alleged that the college's funding was in danger since the university had taken offence to the appointment of the new treasurer.
Deepak Vats, Deputy Registrar (Colleges), had written to the university’s representative in St Stephen’s College GB, B.P. Sahu.
The letter stated that according to the university ordinance XVIII, the bursar has to be appointed by the GB after recommendation of the principal. If there is any violation the appointment of the bursar will not be recognised by the university, the letter read.