Pandey stayed about 10 days a month since he assumed office as VC; took leaves without mentioning the date of joining
Imphal, June 3,
The ongoing impasse at Manipur University has totally paralysed the academic activities of the University and is likely to continue until their demand for replacement of the Vice Chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey is fulfilled. Students’ anger over the issue is now reaching the catastrophe with the Dean of Students compelled to submit his resignation after failure to listen the plea of the students over harassment by police during a democratic protest yesterday.
Meanwhile, Imphal Times finds out that Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey who joined the Manipur University as Vice Chancellor on October 26, 2016 hardly stayed for even 10 days a month and most of the time he stayed outside the state taking leave. What is more surprising is that the the Vice Chancellor when took leave mentioned the date which he will take leave but never mentioned the date when he will come back and joined the office. Leave letter which the professor left the joining date blank is with the Imphal Times and one among it is being produced here.
Even though Imphal Times have enough report about the irregularities being underway at the Vice Chancellor office of the Manipur University, this journalist sought official information from the office under the Right to Information Act.
On April 24, 2018, this journalist sought information from the Manipur University about the dates he stationed in his office since he joined the Manipur University as Vice Chancellor. This journalist also sought information on the number of days along with dates he stayed outside the state and also about purpose of his stay and the expenses from the University for his travel and stay.
Some other relevant question regarding the works being taken up for development of the academic atmosphere of the University were also asked but till today, the 3rd June, 2018 no reply comes to the applicant from the side of the University. The Manipur University authority is making fund of the Right to Information Act by not providing information.
However, Imphal Times already learnt that all the expenses for the travel of the Vice Chancellor are from the account of the Manipur University. The VC also hired some company from Lucknow to supply materials for various departments of the University. The Lucknow base firm supply orders without asking anything about the configuration from the department. They simply supply whatever they wish as the VC permits them.