Lack of permanent V-C hits CSA projects
THE CHANDRA Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology (CSA) is likely to get no new and permanent vice -chancellor before the beginning of the fresh academic session from July. The university will remain under an acting vice-chancellor for at least six more months.india Updated: Jun 18, 2006 00:26 IST
THE CHANDRA Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology (CSA) is likely to get no new and permanent vice -chancellor before the beginning of the fresh academic session from July. The university will remain under an acting vice-chancellor for at least six more months.
The term of the existing acting V-C Dr MM Agarwal is to end on July 7 but so far the Chancellor of the State Universities has not been provided with an “undisputed “ panel for selecting the right candidate for the post.
The Chancellor had cancelled the first panel of three professors who had put their claims for being appointed as the V-C of CSA due to certain legal flaws and directed for constitution of a fresh panel of candidates.
The second panel consisted of DN Sharma, Indresh Pal Singh and AK Singh. But before the Chancellor could select one of them as the V-C after holding an interview of the candidates, he was apprised of the legal flaws in the qualifications of the candidates.
Consequently, the second panel was also dissolved and the exercise for constituting a third panel had now begun, the sources said.
Meanwhile, due to uncertainty and limited administrative powers of the acting V-C, development projects in the university are lying idle.
Taking advantage of the weak administrative position of the V-C, subordinate officers do not take his directives seriously.
Senior professors in the university feel that unless the uncertainty over the appointment of a permanent Vice-Chancellor ends, research projects, grant –plans and even the salary budget will awfully be affected in the forthcoming session.
They blamed the financial controller of the university for ignoring the orders and directives of the existing acting V-C and demanded his immediate transfer.
First Published: Jun 18, 2006 00:26 IST