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HC reinstates DAVV Registrar

PARIKSHIT SINGH, the Registrar who rocked Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya (DAVV) during his short term in office, is back again in a bid to start his second innings by presenting joining letter in the wake of a High Court ruling.

india Updated: Sep 01, 2006 13:57 IST

PARIKSHIT SINGH, the Registrar who rocked Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya (DAVV) during his short term in office, is back again in a bid to start his second innings by presenting joining letter in the wake of a High Court ruling.

He presented the document to acting Vice Chancellor Dr Rajkamal at the RNT Marg administrative office of the University this afternoon.

Singh, dissatisfied with the manner in which he was removed from his post and attached as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at the Directorate of Higher Education, Bhopal, had approached the High Court some time back. Singh had remained in the City and not vacated his bungalow, not even joining his new assignment.

The basis of his complaint was that he belonged to the State University Services cadre and as per the rulebook could be transferred only from one university to another.

The court decision reads - “considering the status quo as it exists today with respect to his service condition shall be maintained”.

Dr Rajkamal said that the wording of the verdict being ambiguous and him having limited knowledge of legal terminology, he would seek advise from the State Government and take legal opinion on the matter. In a warm meeting, unlike that with his predecessor, Dr Rajkamal welcomed Singh, saying that he had no personal grudges and if directed by the authorities he
would willingly hand over the charge of Registrar, currently held by acting Registrar M K Tiwari.

The return of Singh is viewed by many in the university with apprehension and not without reason, as he single-handedly took on the might of a seasoned bureaucrat in the person of then V-C C S Chaddha having open support of Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya Teachers Association (DEVTA). However, some agree that Singh was fighting a battle over rules and was transferred under pressure despite being right.