DPS society official says new chairman illegally occupied post

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 07, 2015 18:21 IST

The vice-chairman of the Delhi Public School Society (DPSS) Rear Admiral MM Chopra has alleged that Dr Sharada Nayak has illegally occupied the position of the chairman, violating society rules.

Nayak, one of the life members of DPSS was elected as the chairman on Monday after the society removed former comptroller and auditor general of India VK Shunglu from the post on Saturday.

Admiral Chopra has pointed out that the new chairman has taken over the office in the absence of Shunglu after he left for the US to meet his family.

Explaining the illegality, Admiral Chopra said, “According to the memorandum of association of the society, the chairman, vice-chairman and treasurer are to be elected by life members. They also constitute the working committee whose term is for three years. The last election was held on January 9 and 10, 2014. It is clear that the procedure for elections has not been followed as no meeting of any committee was held.”

When questioned about the procedure of the election, Nayak told Admiral Chopra that a meeting of the general body was held on Saturday where 11 life members unanimously passed a resolution to elect her as the chairman, however refused to give him a copy of the resolution.

Admiral Chopra has also alleged that Nayak forcibly occupied the office of the society.

“On the morning of March 30, Nayak along with Salman Khurshid and Narendra Kumar came to the office of the DPSS at east of Kailash and occupied the office. She also dismissed the security staff and brought in her own guards and did not allow any member to enter,” said Chopra.

However Sharada Nayak, who spoke through her lawyer, refuted the allegations. “If it was illegal then at first there had to be a complaint from Shunglu. It has been three days and nothing has happened. Chopra is saying so because there are charges of fraudulent activity against him,” said Sharada Nayak’s lawyer.

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