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GACC principal Khare suspended

THE PRINCIPAL of the State?s biggest Government college Government Arts and Commerce College (GACC) Dr KC Khare was suspended from his post on charges of financial irregularities.

india Updated: May 03, 2006 15:20 IST

THE PRINCIPAL of the State’s biggest Government college Government Arts and Commerce College (GACC) Dr KC Khare was suspended from his post on charges of financial irregularities.

A notice was received by the College authorities yesterday. The removal on the grounds of financial irregularities came close on the heels of some important documents being burnt under mysterious circumstances in the record room of the college office a few days ago.  

According to College Janbhagidari Samiti president Babu Singh Raghuvanshi mass irregularities had come to light in various works incurring expenditure taken up by the college under various heads. The financial irregularities ranged from big matters like building construction and computer purchase to matters such as purchase of books for the library and other stationery products for the College.

Even such mundane objects like ink and paper had been targeted for illicit revenue generation. The mysterious burning of some documents inside the college during the night of April 27 and filing of a report in the afternoon of April 29 formed an extension to this story.

A four-feet high almirah weighing about five quintals was found in the morning lying near the open ground inside the college building. The miscreants wished to carry away the almirah but had to leave it midway when they found it difficult to carry. The college administration not only opened the almirah in the name of checking documents while the evidence was destroyed in the name of cleaning the place.

Raghuvanshi alleged that a high level inquiry could bring to light the murky affairs.Raghuvanshi had been sending complaints through registered post sent from the post office located at the college premise and fax letters, which he came to know, had not been presented to Higher Education Minister Tukoji Rao Pawar.

On seeing that no action had been taken on the previous complaints the last complaint was delivered personally bringing the lapse of the officials working at the ministry to light. He said that higher officials would also be on the receiving end, as they could not deny having received letters through registered post and fax.

The minister, however, taking cognizance of the matter issued order of suspension on April 24 attaching Khare till the period of suspension to the Joint Director Higher Education office. Joint Director Dr NK Dad said that his office had received Khare’s suspension order on April 29.  Raghuvanshi in the meantime is probing the legal power of a Janbhagidari president to file a police or Lokayukt complaint with permission from the education minister.