THE SGPGIMS Faculty Forum, which had been agitated over the order to suspend two faculty members, on Thursday decided to meet the Governor and the Chief Minister. The Forum had cooled down somewhat after Governor TV Rajeswar gave an assurance on Tuesday that the general interest of the faculty would be protected.
On Thursday, the Forum asked its secretary to seek appointments with the Governor and the Chief Minister. This was the second meeting of the Forum since the orders for suspending two faculty members Dr Sita Naik and Dr Seem Sharma reached the SGPGIMS. The Forum has already sent a signed representation to the Governor. Even before this, the Governor, on Tuesday, summoned the SGPGIMS director with the file that contained papers regarding the suspension orders.
Meanwhile, the Faculty Forum secretary refused to comment on the issue. The Thursday’s meeting of the Forum went on for over an hour and a half in the seminar room. Both the faculty members, for whom the Chief Secretary’s office had issued suspension orders, were present. Many faculty members had threatened to resign en masse over the suspension move.