Monthly Review Of Central Universities To Be Conducted By HRD Minister
The move comes against the backdrop of allegations against Allahabad University Vice-Chancellor Ratan Lal Hangloo.
According to media reports, the Human Resource and Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal will be conducting a monthly review of the functioning of all the Central Universities. According to officials, the minister has further stated that all the abnormalities will be dealt with strictly.
It has been reported that the HRD Minister will be meeting with the Vice-Chancellors of the central universities every month in order to seek a report and fix the irregularities of any kind in the university. A senior ministry official while speaking to the media said that the minister will be conducting a monthly review of the functioning of all the central universities.
"The Minister himself will conduct a monthly review of the functioning of all central universities. He will also meet the Vice Chancellors for the review. Accountability will be fixed for irregularities of any nature and strict action will be taken," a senior HRD Ministry said.
The review will not only consider the academic progress made but also whether the functioning of the university was normal and student grievances, if any, were addressed or not.
The move comes against the backdrop of allegations against Allahabad University Vice-Chancellor Ratan Lal Hangloo for improper handling of sexual harassment complaints and lack of grievance redressal mechanism for female students.
Hangloo, who was under scanner over other alleged financial and administrative irregularities, had resigned earlier this week.
His resignation has been accepted by President Ram Nath Kovind who is also the Visitor to the university and an enquiry has been ordered to look into the allegations of financial and administrative irregularities against him.
(Source: IndiaToday Education)
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