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Delhi University Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi Suspended By President Amid Probe Over "Dereliction Of Duty" Charges
The government had made Professor PC Joshi the in charge on July 17, until Mr Tyagi resumed office.
Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi Suspended By President Amid Probe Over "Dereliction Of Duty" Charges
New Delhi: The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi has been suspended on President Ram Nath Kovind's orders, said the union education ministry on Wednesday amid a major row over the appointment that has spawned an ugly power tussle.
The education ministry had asked the President to allow an inquiry against Yogesh Tyagi after a dispute over the appointments to the university last week.
The president on Tuesday night allowed the inquiry against the vice-chancellor who was accused of "misconduct" and "dereliction of duty" by the ministry.
"The President of India in his capacity as Visitor of the University, on consideration of facts and material available on record, has ordered to conduct an inquiry into the allegations of dereliction of duties and lack of commitment and devotion to duty against him," a government statement said.
The education ministry in a letter to the university registrar said that the vice-chancellor was suspended till the inquiry is completed since he can influence the investigation while in the office.
Professor PC Joshi will take over as the vice chancellor for now.
Last week a controversy erupted when Mr. Tyagi removed Mr. Joshi as Pro-VC and appointed Geeta Bhatt the director of the Non-Collegiate Women's Education Board of the university, in his place.
Meanwhile, Mr. Joshi notified the appointment of the new registrar, Vikas Gupta whose interview had been completed ad an appointment cleared by the executive council on Wednesday.
Then the education ministry then intervened in the power tussle between the vice-chancellor and the pro-vice-chancellor, saying appointments made by Mr. Tyagi were not "valid" as he is on leave. The ministry took objection to the letter and directed the university to take strict action against him.
(With inputs from PTI)