Mnp. Univ. peeved by ‘order’ instating new VC
Imphal, Sep. 19 (EMN): The issuance of an order from the so called “transit office” opened by Prof Adya Prasad Pandey, directing one Prof K Yugindro Singh to perform duties of the Vice Chancellor of Manipur University evoked sharp reaction from the university community.
On seeing the order, the Vice Chancellor in charge Prof W Vishwanath even sought clarification from the Ministry of Human Resources Development in connection with his position as VC in charge.
After the suspension order of Manipur University VC Prof Pandey who was on leave, came out in the social media, Prof M Shyamkesho Singh who claimed to be Registrar in charge of the University issued an order around 10.30 pm last night directing Prof Yugindro Singh who is said to be Pro VC, to perform the duties of VC of University under provisions of Manipur University Act 2005.Prof Shyamkesho is said to be at the transit office opened by Prof Pandey.
President M Dayaman of Manipur University Students and Executive member N Sanatomba of Manipur University Teachers’ Association and the Registrar in charge Prof Sh Dorendrajit of the Manipur University rejected the order issued by Prof Shyamkesho.
Stating that issuing an order by a suspended Professor is unfortunate as the order is invalid; Prof Dorendrajit speaking to reporters said there are no two VC in charges and two Registrar in charges in the University. Prof W Vishwanath is the VC in charge while he is the Registrar in charge, he added.
Meanwhile Vice Chancellor in charge Prof Vishwanath on Wednesday written a letter to the secretary, Ministry of HRD to advice and clarify his and Registrar in charge Sh Dorendrajit’s positions besides the validity of the orders issued from the so called “transit office” opened by Prof Pandey.
In his letter, Prof Vishwanath said, “These activities have already created tension among the university community and will hamper the examination which started from September 17, the ongoing admission process and several other works which are coming back to normalcy.”