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Delhi University VC Yogesh Tyagi Suspended Over Dereliction Of Duty

New Delhi: Delhi College Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi was suspended on Wednesday on the orders of President Ram Nath Kovind who has additionally directed an inquiry in opposition to him over allegations of dereliction of responsibility, in line with officers of the Ministry of Training (MoE).

The transfer comes amid an influence tussle within the central college.

The President, who’s the Customer to the college, has positioned Tyagi beneath suspension to make sure that the inquiry is honest and that he’s not capable of tamper with materials data or coerce the witnesses, a senior ministry official mentioned.

“All orders issued by or issued with the approval of Yogesh Tyagi during the period of his absence on medical ground are set aside and to be treated as null and void,” the official mentioned.

Tyagi has been on depart since July 2 when he was admitted to AIIMS beneath emergency medical situation. The federal government had on July 17 given Professional-VC P C Joshi the cost of VC, till Tyagi resumes workplace.

The ministry official mentioned, “The Vice Chancellor is not administering the university in accordance with (statutory) provisions…which has caused mis-governance and malfunctioning of University of Delhi. This is not conducive for appropriate academic as well as administrative environment of the university.”

“The President of India in his capacity as Visitor of the University, on consideration of facts and material available on record, has ordered to conduct an inquiry into the allegations of dereliction of duties and lack of commitment and devotion to duty against him. The president has also been pleased to place Yogesh Tyagi under suspension with immediate effect until further orders as he may influence/coerce the witnesses and tamper with the material records of the university so as to ensure fair inquiry,” the official mentioned.

An issue erupted final week when Tyagi eliminated Joshi as pro-VC on Thursday and appointed Geeta Bhatt, the director of the Non-Collegiate Girls’s Eduction Board of the college, in his place.

Joshi had, in the meantime, notified the appointment of a brand new registrar, Vikas Gupta, whose interview had been accomplished and appointment cleared by the manager council on Wednesday.

Nonetheless, the identical day, Tyagi had permitted and notified the appointment of P C Jha as performing registrar and director of the South Campus.

The ministry then intervened within the energy tussle between the vice chancellor and the pro-vice chancellor, saying appointments made by Tyagi weren’t “valid” as he’s on depart.

The ability tussle intensified with Jha writing to the ministry citing himself as “acting Registrar” and saying that each one selections taken by Tygai are in accordance with college norms. The ministry took objection to the letter and directed the varsity to take strict motion in opposition to him.

(PTI)

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