UGC to probe ‘funds mis­use’ by Ma­nipur Univer­sity V-C

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New Delhi: The Univer­sity Grants Com­mis­sion (UGC) has in­sti­tuted a com­mit­tee to look into al­le­ga­tions of ad­min­is­tra­tive neg­li­gence and mis­use of funds by vice chan­cel­lor of Ma­nipur Univer­sity Aditya Prasad Pandey.

The probe panel, headed by UGC joint sec­re­tary J K Tri­pa­thy, was formed fol­low­ing an ad­vi­sory from the state gov­ern­ment to the min­istry of hu­man re­source de­vel­op­ment.

With stu­dents of the univer­sity on strike since May 31 de­mand­ing im­me­di­ate res­ig­na­tion of Pandey as well an in­de­pen­dent probe, the state gov­ern­ment sug­gested the HRD min­istry to send the VC on leave, ap­pre­hend­ing law and or­der prob­lem.

Ac­cord­ing to a se­nior HRD of­fi­cial, the min­istry will wait for the report of the in­quiry panel be­fore de­cid­ing on the fu­ture course of ac­tion. The com­mit­tee is likely to sub­mit its report by the end of this month.

Pandey, a pro­fes­sor of eco­nom­ics at BHU, still has over three years left in his term.

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