DU Vice Chancellor Prof Yogesh Tyagi suspended, education ministry says ‘failed to discharge duties’

President Ram Nath Kovind, who is the Visitor of the university, had sent his approval for suspension of the VC on Tuesday.
DU Vice Chancellor Prof Yogesh Tyagi has been suspended by the ministry of education on Wednesday.(Hindustan Times)
DU Vice Chancellor Prof Yogesh Tyagi has been suspended by the ministry of education on Wednesday.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 05:44 PM IST
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Delhi University Vice Chancellor Prof Yogesh Tyagi has been placed under suspension on President’s orders, ministry of education officials said on Wednesday. Tyagi’s suspension by the President comes amid heated power tussle amid two sections in the university over recent decisions on crucial appointments taken by the VC and their compliance with varsity norms.

Orders issued by now-suspended varsity’s VC Tyagi during his period of absence on medical ground will be treated as null and void, officials told news agency PTI.

President Ram Nath Kovind, who is the Visitor of the university, had sent his approval for suspension of the VC on Tuesday.

The order further states that Tyagi has been on leave since July 2 when he was admitted to AIIMS under emergency medical condition. The government had on July 17 given Pro-VC P C Joshi the charge of VC, until Tyagi resumes office.

“The president has given his assent for a probe into issues of misgovernance. The Union education ministry has raised questions about the governance of the varsity and the consent has been received. The ministry will now set up a committee that will probe the issues,” said an education ministry official.

The high-voltage drama has been unfolding at Delhi University since Tuesday with two factions of the university supporting two registrars, two pro-vice chancellors, and two directors of South Campus.

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