Imphal, Dec 5:
A day after Prof. Amar Yumnam had self assume charge of Acting VC of the Manipur University as per the Statute 2(6) of the Statute of Manipur University, Deputy Secretary of the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in a communication to the Registrar of Manipur University stated that assigning the charge of the office of Vice Chancellor, Manipur University is under process. The letter dated Dec. 4 , 2020 is a clear indication as saying that the assuming of charge by Prof. Yumnam Amar as VC in Charge is not recognized by the MHRD.
The response from the MHRD was in connection with a letter written by the Registrar for appointment of in charge VC on November 4. The immediate response from the MHRD also stated that appropriate order for assigning the charge of the office of VC under relevant provisions of the Act and Statute of the concerned University, are issued after approval of the competent authority. Further the University was asked to wait for further communication in the regard.
Meanwhile, Prof. Amar Yumnam had flown to New Delhi today morning after the MHRD intimated him for an urgent meeting in connection with the appointment of VC in charge.
On the other hand Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) today staged a sit in protest inside the University complex today demanding either to fill the post of VC by an in-charge or on regular basis.
Talking to media person President of MUSU, Moirangthem Bobby said that students are facing extreme inconveniences after the office of the VC remain vacant.