NSF holds protest against HRD Minister, demands CBI probe
To express their resentment against Ministry of Higher Education, Government of India and Human Resources Department, National Secular Forum (NSF) held protest today raising slogans against Prof Ashok Aima, Vice Chancellor Central University Jammu for running a reign of favoritism and nepotism to meet his vested interests. While addressing the activists and students, Dr. Vikas Sharma, President National Secular Forum said that Ministry of Higher Education GOI and Human Resources Department has given a long rope to VC CUJ to run the affairs of University on his whims and vagaries instead of following standard procedures and university rules. He alleged that most of the appointments have been made by university administration by accommodating blue eyed persons out of the way trashing rules and regulations as even faculty members were reportedly elevated to the level of Professor over and above the most competent and eligible persons.
Dr. Vikas Sharma exposed financial scandal in CUJ regarding construction of Sewerage Treatment Plants (STP). Dr Sharma revealed that CUJ VC Prof Ashok Aima released the full payment of STP 120 KLD which was still not made fully operational and also released the 60 percent payment for another STP of 300 KLD which is not even required. He said, "The VC committed corruption by releasing the entire payment (over one crore) of STP 120 KLD whereas, the same is not made fully functional. The payment released by the Vice Chancellor is against the norms and comes under the category of corruption. Not only this, he further made a payment of around Rs 2 crore for another STP (300 KLD) which is not even required and was deferred by the University in 201617."
Questioning the rationale behind the sanctioning of another STP of 300 KLD capacity and fast track clearing of 60 percent payment, Dr Sharma said that CUJ administration has failed to take up the construction of Academic Block which was most necessary and not the STP but, the Vice Chancellor gave green signal to this STP as he got a hefty amount for sanctioning the same and releasing the payment in fast track manner.
"The classes are being held in the residential quarters of faculty. No proper class rooms and laboratories for the students of Science streams. Hi-fi courses are being announced and MOU are claimed but in reality the condition of campus is pathetic with no facilities for students," he claimed.