Imphal, Sept. 19,
The suspension order of Manipur University VC Prof. AP Pandey by an order of the MHRD on the approval of the President of India in the capacity of Visitor of Manipur University leaving no option for him to occupy his position using all means has not ended the tendency to deteriorate the normal functioning of the Manipur University, as another associate of AP Pandey , who still claim as in charge VC had issued an order late yesterday evening stating that pro VC Prof. Yugindro Singh, who was appointed by the VC AP Pandey shall performed the duties of Vice Chancellor.
The legitimacy to the appointment of Pro Vice Chancellor is still in questioned as VC AP Pandey had been given leave from September 1 by the approval of the Chancellor of Manipur University soon after he announced his joining office on September 1. However, source said that the complicacy can only be sorted out after the court directives as a case regarding the force type leave and the MoA signed between the MHRD, Govt. Manipur and Manipur University community has been challenged by Pandey. The hearing which was supposed to be held yesterday has been differed after a similar SLP has been filed by Prof. AP Pandey at Supreme Court.
However, as per the MoA signed on August 16 and after the MHRD gave approval of every content in the agreement, The two members independent enquiry Committee has been conducting the enquiry in full swing.
The issuance of the order by M Shyamkesho , which stated that Pro VC Prof. Yugindro Singh shall performed the duty of the VC has been strongly reacted by the Manipur University Community.
The VC in charge Prof. Vishwanath also wrote a letter to the Secretary MHRD urging for clarification to the legitimacy of the order by Prof. Shyamkesho at the capacity of the in charge Registrar , when Prof. Dolendro has already been acting as the in-charge Registrar and is presently serving as nodal officer of the enquiry committee.
Source close to Imphal Times said that , VC in Charge Prof. Vishwanath in the letter to the secretary MHRD stated that Shaymkesho had applied for casual leave since he took charge as VC in Charge when the University re-opened on August 23.
To cope up with pending works of the University Prof. Sh. Dorendrojit Singh has been given in-charge Registrar for a period of 30 days.
The letter also stated that Prof. AP Pandey’s leave was extended from September 9 until the completion of the enquiry with the approval of the Chancellor of the Manipur University.
Activities of AP Pandey during his leave period by issuing orders of many kinds has created confusion to the University community and the MHRD had already acknowledge the act of Pandey as a deteriorating factors in the activities of Manipur University.
The source further added that Prof. W. Vishwanath Singh , in his letter to the Secretary sought clarification regarding his position as well as that of Prof. Dorendrajit’s position . he also sought clarification from the HRD to the status of the so called transit office opened by Prof. AP Pandey at Sanjenthong .
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