The Chairman of the Supreme Council and Governing Body, St Stephen’s College, Bishop Sunil Kumar Singh in press a statement on Friday said the recent controversy over the choice of place for the Governing Body (GB) meeting of the college was needless.
The statement said that the meeting was held at the office of the Bishop, Delhi Diocese, Church of North India and not at the residence as it has been reported.
St Stephen’s College is a Church of North India institution and the holding of the GB meeting at the office of the Bishop of Delhi is not at all improper.
He also said the Constitution of the college empowers the chairman to fix the venue of the meeting of the GB and Supreme Council (SC) keeping in view the convenience of all members.
In fact, almost all Supreme Council meetings over the past two years have been held at the office of the chairman.
Responding to the criticism about the appointment of Nirmal Andrews as treasurer he said, Andrews apart from being a distinguished alumnus of the college and has been on the GB and SC for over a year.
He was unanimously selected as treasurer in accordance with the college constitution by the GB.