Imphal, Aug 7,
Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) today said that the appealed by the senior citizens Manipur through local daily to call off the agitation and resume normalcy by allowing the fact finding committee to investigate over the matter as VC Pandey has been on leave for 30 days is against the wishes of the Manipur University.
The KSA said that they will not accept the appeal of the Senior citizens as the fact finding committee constituted did not mention anything about under which provision it has been constituted. On the other hand among the members of the fact finding committee there are close relatives of AP Pandey and this violates the Civil Service Rules 1965. The committee is constituted for name shake with no power to conduct the enquiry. The KSA further stated that the power and function of the committee has not been disclosed and it is also questionable whether it will be able to summon a person. Power conferred as according to the section 3 and 4 of the Commission of Enquiry Act 1952 has not been provided in the fact finding committee.
KSA said that the enquiry to be conducted against the allegation of the VC should be constituted under the Commission of Enquiry Act 1952.
The KSA also denounces the negligence of the MHRD saying that instead of finding a solution the MHRD constituted the fact finding committee only on July 12 which means that they have no interest to the problem of the state.