NEW DELHI: Delhi University has written to the governing body chairman of Bharati College over alleged violation of university rules in the appointment of the acting principal.
The governing body chairman on Thursday appointed Saloni Gupta as the officiating principal and informed the university about it through an email addressed to the vice chancellor and dean of colleges.
In a letter sent to the governing body on Friday, DU said, the decision violates the provision of Ordinance 18 clause 7 (3) of the university statutes.
The provisions state in case of casual vacancy of the post of principal, vice principal acts as the principal. In absence of the vice principal, the senior-most teacher shall act as principal fulfilling the minimum eligibility requirement. It also adds that this arrangement can only be for six months and requires prior approval of the university.
The six-month term of the officiating principal, Kanta Rani Bhatia, ended on June 1. The governing body, however, refused to give any extension and without any meeting chairman, Sneh Mohan, appointed another principal.
“The email that has been sent to the university is in contravention of the provisions of the ordinance. This is an utter violation of the university provisions so you are advised to withdraw the order of appointment of Saloni Gupta as acting principal,” said a letter written by joint registrar colleges to the chairman. Hindustan Times has a copy of the letter.
The college is a Delhi administration college and receives 5% fund from Delhi government.
However the chairman said the appointment has not been made final.
“I have received the letter from the university and Saloni will be appointed as the principal later. We had also sent a list of other names,” said Mohan.