The vice chancellor of Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar University (BRABU) has directed its legal department to take measures for disposal of contempt cases pending against the university in different courts by April 10.
Expressing concern over the rising number of contempt cases, vice chancellor (VC) Amrendra Narayan Yadav said he had asked the special task force, set up for the purpose, to take steps for disposal of cases by April 10 either through negotiation with complainants or by filing “suitable replies” in the courts concerned.
Chairing a meeting with BRABU officials, Yadav said: “I found that nearly 1,000 contempt cases are pending due to negligence of the university. More than 300 of these cases are pending in the Patna high court. Most of the cases are related to payment of dues under different heads.”
The VC said he had also directed the officials to organise special camps on the university campus to clear all dues. “The complainants, mostly superannuated teachers and employees of the university, will be invited to the camps for settlements of their dues. They have to just carry necessary documents. They will be paid on the spot after verifying their papers,” he said.
“Once the contempt cases are disposed of, we will focus on other court issues. We will see that they too are disposed of at the earliest. It will help us maintain cordial relations with working and superannuated teachers and other employees,” he added.