Assam Governor Forms High-Level Inquiry Committee to probe Dibrugarh Univ irregularities

Assam Governor Forms High-Level Inquiry Committee to probe Dibrugarh Univ irregularities

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GUWAHATI:  Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi cum Chancellor of Dibrugarh University on Wednesday constituted a high-level inquiry committee to inquire into the irregularities allegedly indulged by suspended Vice-Chancellor (VC)  Ranjit Kumar Tamuli of the university.

A three-member inquiry committee will be headed by former Judge, Gauhati High Court  Indira Shah as its Chairperson,  with Prof. M.P. Bezbaruah, Department of Economics, Gauhati University as Member Secretary and Dilip Kumar Dutta, Senior Accounts Officer (Retd) of the Office of Principal Accountant General, Assam as its member.

“The committee will inquire into the financial transaction and financial administration, the allegation of corruption, the allegation of indiscipline, the allegation of misuse of funds and allegation of misuse of powers of the University in the last five years,” said the Raj Bhawan spokesperson.

The Committee shall also focus on the complaints received by the Governor from Dibrugarh University Teachers’ Association, Dibrugarh University Officers’ Association, Dibrugarh University Employees’ Association & Hon’ble MLA, Lahowal and the report of the two members Fact-Finding Committee constituted in this regard.

The Governor was also of the view that all aspects of management of Dibrugarh University especially financial matters spanning the last five years need to be brought within the purview of the inquiry.  

He also consequent upon the allegations of different public representatives and organizations on alleged financial irregularities sought a report from Tamuli. Thereafter, based on the report submitted by Ranjit Tamuli, a fact-finding committee was constituted by the Chancellor.

It may be noted that based on the report from the fact-finding committee against the VC, Dibrugarh University; the Governor cum Chancellor of Dibrugarh University had placed him under suspension and temporarily placed Prof. R. N. S. Yadav the senior-most professor of Dibrugarh University as its VC.

After detailed perusal of the report submitted by the Fact-Finding Committee and on consideration of facts and materials available on record, the Governor has found prima facie case warranting a detailed inquiry to be conducted by a high-level inquiry committee.

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