MYSURU: The tiff between authorities
at the helm of affairs of the University of Mysore
led to an embarrassing situation for many in the varsity as the office of the deputy registrar
(administration) was locked following a directive from the acting vice-chancellor
“This was to protect files in possession of the deputy registrar to facilitate a probe ordered into recent temporary appointments of non-teaching staff at the university by the two-member committee appointed by governor-chancellor VR Vala,” said acting VC Dayanada Mane.
The VC claimed that the registrar (general) and deputy registrar (general) had issued employment letters to 96 candidates after throwing all rules to the wind. “I wrote a letter to the governor-chancellor and the government in this regard after which the governor-chancellor had ordered a probe,” Mane said.
“When I took charge as acting VC in February, I started receiving letters from registrar (general) stating that appointments have been made under VC discretion in early March. When I have not made any appointments how can the job be given?” Mane questioned adding, “I didn’t get response from both registrar R Rajanna and deputy registrar MV Vishakanta in this regard.”
According to Mane, Rajanna had told the deputy registrar not to share any documents/letters in this regard with him saying he is the acting VC and doesn’t have the powers to ask them for details. The deputy registrar, however, handed over the file to him only when he told that the governor-chancellor will be informed in case he doesn’t adhere to his direction, he said.