DAYS AFTER a corruption grievance in opposition to the Vice-Chancellor of a Darbhanga-based college reached Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, state Training Minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary has demanded a probe into the allegations.
Mounting strain on the Governor to provoke motion in opposition to LN Mithila College Vice-Chancellor Surendra Pratap Singh, the minister additionally skipped a Raj Bhavan awards perform on Tuesday the place the previous acquired the “greatest V-C award”.
Choudhary, who didn’t clarify why he skipped the perform, advised reporters: “Chancellor award was instituted by Raj Bhavan. Since there’s grievance in opposition to LNMU V-C, it needs to be probed.”
He was referring to the grievance in opposition to Singh on November 20 by Mohammed Quddus, the Vice-Chancellor of Maulana Mazharul Haque Arabic & Persian College (MMHAPU), Patna. Though the grievance was made to the Chief Minister, it’s the Raj Bhavan that has to order the probe.
As Governor is ex-officio Chancellor of state universities, his workplace alone is competent to order probes in opposition to Vice-Chancellor.
Raj Bhavan officers, together with its spokesperson, weren’t accessible for feedback.
The grievance in opposition to Singh is said to the time when he held further cost of MMHAPU as appearing Vice-Chancellor.
Quddus alleged that Singh was concerned in monetary irregularities in buy of answersheets for examinations. In his grievance letter, Quddus said that earlier the college used to purchase answersheets, every costing Rs 7. With Singh because the appearing vice-chancellor, “the worth per answersheet was doubled mysteriously”, he alleged. In line with Quddus, 1.6 lakh answersheets have been purchased throughout Singh’s tenure.
Singh, nonetheless, advised The Indian Specific: “The allegation in opposition to me appears politically motivated. Tenders for buy of answersheets have been absolutely made throughout my tenure because the appearing V-C of MMHAPU and it was awarded to the bottom bidder by the tender committee. However the buy and fee have been made by the current V-C. The current V-C had choice of floating recent tenders.”
In a separate transfer, former deputy chief minister and Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Magadh College Vice-Chancellor Rajendra Prasad, whose premises have been just lately raided in reference to alleged monetary irregularities in tender allotments.
“Raj Bhavan additionally must take away Magadh College V-C Rajendra Prasad, who confronted raids by Particular Vigilance Unit. The matter appears severe,” he advised The Indian Specific.