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Mukhi constitutes high-level panel to probe Dibrugarh University irregularities

Mukhi constitutes high-level panel to probe Dibrugarh University irregularities

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GUWAHATI: Assam governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi, who is also the chancellor of Dibrugarh University, today constituted a high-level inquiry committee to inquire into the alleged irregularities committed by the university’s vice chancellor Prof. Ranjit Kumar Tamuli who has been suspended.

The three-member inquiry committee will be headed by former judge of Gauhati High Court Indira Shah as its chairperson and Prof. MP Bezbaruah of Gauhati University’s department of Economics and former senior accounts officer of the office of principal accountant general of Assam, Dilip Kumar Dutta, as members.

The committee will inquire into the financial transaction and financial administration, allegation of corruption, allegation of indiscipline, allegation of misuse of funds and allegation of misuse of powers of the university over the past five years.

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The committee shall probe into complaints received by the governor from Dibrugarh University Teachers’ Association, Dibrugarh University Officers’ Association, Dibrugarh University Employees’ Association and Lahowal MLA and the report of the two-member fact finding committee constituted in this regard.

The governor has also directed 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.

On the basis of allegations from different public representatives and organisations on alleged financial irregularities, the governor has also sought a report from Prof. Tamuli. Thereafter, based on the report of Prof. Tamuli, a fact-finding committee was constituted by the chancellor.

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Based on the report from the fact finding committee against Prof. Tamuli, the governor placed the VC under suspension and temporarily placed Prof. RNS Yadav, the seniormost professor of Dibrugarh University, as its vice chancellor.

After detailed perusal of the report submitted by the fact finding committee and considering the 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.