Imphal, Oct 1,
When the two member enquiry committee constituted by the MHRD is yet to complete its findings; when people of the state are debating over the legitimacy on the appointment of Pro VC by VC AP Pandey when his leave was extended as per the agreement signed between the MHRD, Manipur Govt. and Manipur University Community; suspension orders in separate sheets of Prof. Amar Yumnam HOD, Economic Dept, Prof. Ng. Nimai of Physics Department, Prof. M. Ranjit of Mathematics Department and Prof. N Debananda of Biochemistry Department of Manipur University have been released by Prof. M Shyamkesho, Registrar –in – Charge of the Manipur University. The order of suspension was dated September 29, but it was made public by sharing through Social Networking site today only. Another registrar-in Charge Prof. Dorendra who is the nodal officer of the enquiry being conducted by 2 member committee is in the judicial custody.
This Newspaper when asked Prof. Amar Yumnam regarding the suspension he gave a big laugh and asked this reporter if we have received the suspension order. When answered positive, Prof. Amar refused to give any comment but said that he is eager to see the order as he didn’t get one from the so called official.
The fiasco at Manipur University revived following the September 20 midnight crackdown at Manipur University and arrest of 6 faculty members along with some students. Some are still yet to be arrested was what Chief Minister N. Biren Singh had stated, even as he had invited the MU community for dialogue.
This paper had reported that the Sept. 20 midnight crackdown inside Manipur University campus and raiding of hostels was neither informed to the proctor of the University nor took permission from her. On the other hand 6 among the arrested teachers included Assistant proctor.
The Proctor, in terms of Statute 35 (2) shall be responsible to maintain discipline among University students and such functions shall be split into four parts namely : (a) Monitoring the disciplinary climate prevailing in the students community, (b) Taking preventive steps such as issue of notices, warnings, instructions regulating certain acts, and other arrangements for the purpose of forestalling acts of individual or collective indiscipline, (c) The Proctor has to collect relevant facts about the incidents of indiscipline, evaluate the evidences and decide / recommend the quantum of punishment to be imposed on the erring students. Wherever considered necessary the Proctor has to place the relevant information before the Vice- Chancellor or the Discipline Committee for their decision. (d) The Proctor shall issue all orders relating to disciplinary proceedings against students.
The Proctor shall maintain liaison with the District Administration in matters regarding the law and orders situation in the University campus.
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