Several teachers, constituting two Academic Council (AC) members and the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) president, have written to the DU VC to meddle and table the inquiry report which found “irregularities” in the purchase of books in the library of College of Vocational Studies (CVS).
Earlier, a statement implied that retired Delhi High Court judge Justice S N Dhingra has seen alleged peculiarities “in the purchase of 180 books worth Rs 1 lakh from the period 2015-18, which never entered the college library”. He also accused the principal of allegedly consciously hushing up the issue.
Kum Ram Krishna, History Professor at CVS and was the major complainant in the matter, also put down to Joshi on March 26. I would like to wish you that kindly take proper action in this regard and not only make the report public but also take rapid action as per the Enquiry Committee report. Any delay in action will give the space to eliminate the evidence and manipulation by responsible individuals, he wrote.
Previously, GB chairman Rajan Chopra had said that he would table the inquiry report when it catches him. However, the GB meeting is yet to be executed.
CVS principal Inderjeet Dagar had earlier denied reacting to allegations: I will not be able to comment till the report is made public, but the process (of inquiry) has not been just and accurate.
DUTA president Rajib Ray also communicated to Joshi Friday, contending the inquiry report had already been proposed and it should be immediately tabled and action should be taken. Ex-National Democratic Teachers’ Front president Rakesh Pandey also demanded the V-C’s intervention for the same case.
When contacted, Joshi said the council would like to take cognizance of the report but said further queries be communicated to Dean of Colleges Balaram Pani, who did not reply to calls or texts.