Imphal, Sept 2,
A day after Prof. AP Pandey submitted his joining report to the office of the Vice Chancellor , Manipur University, and order has been issued by him to ban both Manipur University Teachers’ Association (MUTA) and Manipur University Students’ Association (MUSA) yesterday. In Charge registrar Prof. M. Shyamkesho who had been replaced by Prof. Dolendra has also ordered to take charge on the same post with effect from tomorrow by another other of the VC.
August 16, 2018 Memorandum of Agreement signed between the representative of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development and the Manipur University Community including MUSU, MUSA and MUTA as well as the representative of the state Higher Education department in the presence of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh which was later stated to have been approved by the MHRD makes no sense as AP Pandey himself had joined the office yesterday stating that his leave has been completed.
In an interview by a Guwahati based News Channel AP Pandey straight away said that he joined the office as his leaved has been completed. When asked about the enquiry, AP Pandey said that the enquiry has not yet started and he had every right to join the office.
The statement of AP Pandey and no reply from the MHRD showed that AP Pandey don’t care the MoA signed between MU community and the MHRD representative in the presence of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh.
The emailed letter which the MHRD Deputy Secretary sent to in-charge VC Vishwanath and in charge registrar Shyamkesho at which it was stated that the leave of the VC AP Pandey is incorporated with the enquiry committee turns out to be another trick (which this newspaper had earlier stated) .
Well as per the order of the VC AP Pandey on the banning of the MUTA and MUSA, it is being stated that the Manipur University Act 2005 does not provide any provision for existence of employees’ bodies like MUTA and MUSA etc.
The order also charge MUTA and MUSA to have been directly involved in subversive activities leading to the current turmoil in the University campus and creation of indiscipline in the University, violating the provision of Manipur University Act, 2005.
The order said that the MUTA and MUSA is being banned under Manipur University Act, 2005.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.