THE TENURE of the high-level inquiry committee against the Vice-Chancellor of Avadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa – Prof A D N Vajpayee — has been extended by two weeks. The inquiry committee was instituted on September 23 for a period of six weeks.
Governor and Chancellor Dr Balram Jakhar ordered the high-level inquiry keeping in view the serious nature of allegations of irregularities against the V-C. Former chief secretary K S Sharma heads the three-member committee. The other members of the committee are retired IPS official G S Mathur and retired bureaucrat J P Vyas.
Raj Bhavan sources said that now the committee is expected to submit its report by month-end. The tenure was extended because the scope of inquiry was quite detailed involving checking of large number of documents.
Raj Bhavan had received a number of complaints of irregularities by Prof Vajpayee from various quarters. The charges were divided into three heads – administrative, financial and academic – and explanation was sought from the Vice-Chancellor on the charges. Following receipt of his comments, the Chancellor decided to institute the inquiry to bring the truth in the matter to fore.
Prof Vajpayee is facing several charges including financial bungling in use of Internet by the university departments, flouting of revaluation norms including carrying of revaluation thrice allegedly to benefit a section of students, awarding Ph D despite the objection of executive council of the university and the State Government, irregularities and favour in promotions, allocation of academic work without following due norms, financial irregularities in purchase of books for the university and others.