Manipur University adopts stand not to co-operate with HRDS panel
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, Sept. 25, 2018: The Manipur University has decided not to extend
cooperation to the ongoing enquiry constituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development as it failed to cater to alleged smashing of the sealed rooms of the Administrative Block.
The development came after the two members enquiry committee constituted by the MHRD to look into the crisis at Manipur University fails to take any action to the breaking of the sealed rooms at the Administrative block by alleged Pro VC K. Yugindro and also noticing the silence of the committee to the arrest of Nodal Officer of the enquiry Professor Dorendrajit (i/c) Registrar.
The resolution was adopted in an emergency meeting of the Joint Action Committee of the MU Community held on Tuesday morning with Professor I. Tomba Singh on the chair.
The meeting also demanded to reconstitute the enquiry committee under the Commission of Enquiry Act 1952.
The meeting deliberated extensively on the Character, meaning and implication of the Rape of Institutional character of Manipur University since the Midnight of September 20, 2018 and still being continued.
The members of the MU community have lost confidence to both the state and the central government as the sequence of event taking place over the issue showed signed of insincerity.
“Neither the Government of India nor the Government of Manipur has been sincere in dealing MU Community as they are in a covert support of Professor A.P. Pandey”, the MU Community said.
The community now felt frustrated to have faith on the verbal assurance given through VC in Charge Professor W. Vishwanath regarding the disagreement to the MHRD order issued after the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement with the MHRD representative, Manipur Government and the MU Community.
The interference of the MHRD to the internal arrangement of University when it comes to protecting Professor A.P. Pandey and the recognition of a Pro VC appointed by Professor A.P. Pandey when he was on leave by skipping the clauses of the Manipur University Act has been seriously viewed by the members of the MU Community.
The MU Community also hinted partiality attitude of the Professor Choudhary who is also the Jury No. 2 of the enquiry committee.
“Professor Choudhury, keeps on referring to the telephonic instructions and suggestions he receives from the MHRD and Professor Shyamkesho Singh urged the Committee to complete the enquiry in a hasty way while appearing to the committee on Monday”, the MU community said.
MU Community alleged that the Enquiry Committee remain silence when Professor A.P. Pandey showed disrespect to the committee.
“As the Transparency, Fairness, Impartiality and Commitment to truth and the capability of the Committee to be Independent have been compromised, the University Community would immediately withdraw their acceptance of the Committee and stop cooperating with it forthwith”, the meeting of the MU community resolved.