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Restored normalcy at Manipur University breached after AP Pandey and Shyamkesho force attempt to take office of VC and Registrar

Students storm at AP Pandey Official quarter; GS of MUSU along with 21 others arrested

IT News

Imphal, Sept. 6,

 

Restored normalcy at Manipur University after the signing of Memorandum of Agreement between the MU community, MHRD representative and Manipur Government in the presence Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has been breached after the VC on leave decline to accept his leave as well as issuance of suspension order of in charge VC Manipur University Prof. W Vishwanath Singh and Prof. Dorendrajit Singh, registrar in charge late yesterday evening.

Volunteers of the Manipur University Students’ Union today morning staged protest against the force attempt to corner the office of the VC by Prof AP Pandey by allowing the former in charge Prof. M. Shyamkesho Singh to issue order for suspension of the VC in Charge and Registrar in Charge.

Later, the students burnt the effigies of Prof. AP Pandey and Prof. M. Shyamkesho Singh in front of the Manipur University Main gate at Canchipur. The Students also locked the room of the Prof. Shamkesho and banned his entry to the Manipur University.

Later a large number of University students stormed to the official quarter of VC AP Pandey at Sanjenthong Officers’ Colony in Imphal East where he had announced to have open a transit office of the Vice Chancellor of the Manipur University.

At around afternoon, the students gathered suddenly near CC Higher Secondary School and throng towards AP Pandey Quarter at Officer colony, Sanjenthong. The students were however stopped by a large number of Police in front of the entry gate of Officers’ Colony in front of CC Higher Secondary school. A confrontation took place between the students and the police preventing them. Later, at least 21 students were picked up by the police team including General Secretary Kennedy.

It may be mentioned that late yesterday evening Prof. M Shyamkesho Singh who had been discharged from his duty as Registrar in-charge had issued suspension order of  Vice Chancellor in charge of Manipur University Prof. W Vishwanath Singh and Prof. Dorendrajit Singh, registrar incharge.

Prof. M. Shyamkesho Singh, issued separate orders affecting the suspension of the duo. 

The orders said, ‘Whereas a disciplinary proceeding against Prof. W. Vishwanath Singh. Department of Life Sciences is contemplated/pending. Now, therefore, the vice-Chancellor in exercise of the powers conferred under Statute 27 of the Manipur University Act, 2005 and Rule 10 of the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 hereby places Prof. W Vishwanath Singh,  Department of Life Sciences under suspension with Immediate effect on grounds of misconduct”.

The order further said that during the period that this order shall remain in force, the headquarters of Prof. W. Vishwanath Singh shall be at lmphal and he shall not leave the said headquarters without obtaining permission of the competent authority. 

Another order affecting suspension of register in charge Prof. Sh. Dorendrajit Singh said, ‘whereas a disciplinary proceeding against Prof. Sh. Dorendrajit Singh Department of Physics is contemplated/pending. 

M Shyamkesho in his another order issued, in continuation to the office order no. MU/ADM/2018/2-1 dated 1" September 2018, informed  that the movement of all the Files regarding administrative and financial matters should be routed through the offices of the Vice-Chancellor and Registrar in charge functioning from the Transit office at Sanjenthong, lmphal. 

It further informed that the DDO authorization to Warningam Chara Moyon. Assistant Registrar and Shri T. Shantikumar Singh, Deputy Registrar has been withdrawn with immediate effect. 

Meanwhile, AP Pandey had filed a petition to High Court of Manipur against Union Government of India to the MoA signed on August 16 between the MHRD, MU Community and Manipur Government. 

Councils of the petitioner are Advocate Ajoy Pebam, A. Mohendro and Dr. Neela Gokhale. Advocate BP Sahu and Tamphamani are the respondent advocates.

William Gurumayum

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.

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