THE GROSS irregularities committed by the Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya’s (DAVV) academic section situated next to the V-C office have compelled Vice Chancellor Dr Rajkamal to conduct a thorough examination of files and write to the acting Registrar for advise on giving compulsory suspension to the superintendent on Tuesday.
Dr Rajkamal said that he had received a complaint from the Board of Studies Geography Department chairman regarding several students not receiving RDC even after getting PG registration due to which they could not receive scholarships. This was the situation even though a meeting regarding RDC had been held in April 2006 and universities have to issue scholarships on the basis of the same within a week.
Dr Rajkamal said that he had received similar complaints earlier also after which clerk Mahesh Joshi was suspended and later on transferred. Following the matter up further after realising that the number of grievances against the department had merely diminished and not subsided, the acting V-C summoned superintendent Dr Dharkar and asked as to why he had turned a blind eye towards the wrongdoings of the clerk functioning under him.
Dharkar was issued express orders to clear up all pending files within a week or else face a Departmental Enquiry (DE). As the grace period of a week ended today Dr Rajkamal and Assistant Registrars Rachna Thakur and Prajjual Khare went to the academic department at noon and waited for Dharkar who came in 20 minutes late.
The files lying on the desk of the superintendent were opened in his presence and it was found that no action had been taken on a girl’s file where fees had been filled on July 4 and seven other similar cases where the fees had been submitted months back.
In addition the cases motioned in particular by the chairman from the Geography Department were also found to be true, as they had not been issued RDC delaying their receipt of research scholarship.
Dr Rajkamal in his interaction with students hit upon some startling facts when a girl complained that she had not been issued eligibility certificate despite coming to the office 15 times, while her friends who had given Rs 50 over and above the fees got the certificate. Shocked by the revelation Dr Rajkamal apologised to the girl.