JNU prof invitation: Jharkhand univ revokes dean’s suspension

  • PTI, Ranchi
  • Updated: Mar 31, 2016 22:05 IST
Shreya Bhattacharji was suspended on March 28 for inviting MN Panini, a retired JNU professor with the Centre for the Study of Social System, to be the guest of honour at a function. (Picture courtesy: Facebook )

The Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ) revoked the suspension of its dean of students’ welfare Shreya Bhattacharya on Thursday, three days after suspending her for reportedly inviting a retired professor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University to participate in a function at the campus.

“Suspension has been revoked as the fact finding committee found it as a genuine lapse (on her part),” CUJ vice-chancellor Nand Kumar Yadav told PTI.

The CUJ constituted the committee after suspending her on March 28 in connection for reportedly inviting a JNU professor to a function marking the 140th anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.

According to the revocation order, Bhattacharya, an associate professor of Centre of English Language, was suspended on March 28 for “lapses” caused in arranging Sardar Patel 140th birth anniversary celebrations.

The committee, which was constituted to examine the lapses, submitted its report on Thursday.

In exercise of the powers conferred under Statute 4 (3) of the Central Universities Act, 2009 and in view of the recommendations of the fact finding committee, the vice-chancellor recalled the order of suspension of Bhattacharya with immediate effect.

Her period of suspension stands regularised and shall be treated as on duty.

She has been directed to resume duties immediately.

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