The University of Delhi has formulated another committee to investigate the harassment charges against a former chemistry department head. The formation of this three-member council was finalized at an administration council meeting of the Delhi University on Saturday.
As per the elected EC members, a report comprising the judge probing the harassment charges against Ramesh Chandra was not sighted at the meeting. The harassment charges were put up against Ramesh Chandra in 2018 and since then the case has been pending.
An executive council member, Seema Das who teaches political science at Delhi University’s Hindu College said that the University’s move to formulate another committee is certainly irrational. The members have already given their opinion on the outcome by calling the formation of the committee biased.
Balram Pani, Dean of Delhi University Colleges said that while one committee had sanctioned in favor of Chandra, another’s opinion had taken off against him. So a new committee has been formulated, however, with a shorter time frame. The committee is obliged to submit the report within 10 days span.
Ramesh Chandra who is out of the country said that no charge has been made out by going against any of the seven members of the committee, who interviewed the candidates. Executive Council on 14th March in a meeting accepted the Justice Bayana Report. Several other important decisions were taken at the meeting held in March 2020. PC Joshi, the acting Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University had announced the formation of a committee for ad hoc teachers’ absorption.
Another EC member, JL Gupta said that we further ought to resolve the issue of salaries at 12 fully funded DU Colleges.