KK to remain suspended: EC
THE KING George?s Medical University (KGMU) executive council meeting turned into a virtual law class on Friday with faculty and administrative officers being taught how to deal with administrative and legal assignments.india Updated: Jun 03, 2006 00:08 IST
THE KING George’s Medical University (KGMU) executive council meeting turned into a virtual law class on Friday with faculty and administrative officers being taught how to deal with administrative and legal assignments.
There were only two points on the agenda but the Council took an hour to decide that Department of General Surgery faculty member Dr KK Singh would continue to remain under suspension and Justice (Retd) KL Sharma would be the new member of the varsity disciplinary committee. The delay in the decision on the suspension order was because of the several mistakes in the paper work involved.
The HoD, Surgery, had forwarded the request for the ‘rejoining orders’ for Dr Singh without any note while the Registrar had written “deemed suspended” instead of “suspended” in the order served to Dr KK Singh!
Both the points dominated the debate and consumed much of the time during the meeting. Finally, the Registrar had to admit the mistake as a clerical error after explaining that the term “deemed suspensed” was used as the notice was served days after the suspension was imposed.
EC members also objected the way the HoD, Surgery had forwarded the letter for rejoining to Dr Singh. They said the HoD had not written any note while forwarding Dr Singh’s letter and this could not clearly put forth the HoD’s viewpoint on the issue of rejoining. Though the legal cell said the suspension should continue, some members objected to the legal cell’s opinion.
Every point mentioned in the letter from Dr Singh and legal cell’s opinion were put under discussion. It was finally resolved that Dr Singh would remain under suspension until he replies to the chargesheet and a final decision is made by the disciplinary committee. The EC would then decide upon Dr Singh’s joining.
The second point on the agenda of the meeting was about selecting a new member for the varsity disciplinary committee and it was decided that Justice Sharma would be appointed if he agrees.