No admin assignment for 11 NIT officers

Our Correspondent

Hamirpur, April 7

Eleven persons, including senior faculty members, deans and registrars, were restricted from performing administrative assignments by the Board of Governors of the National Institute of Technology here on Monday.

The official release of the NIT read that the persons were restricted following violations observed in the selections made in the NIT when Dr Vinod Yadva was director of the institute.

The persons restricted from performing administrative duties were also removed from their respective positions when inquiry was initiated and Dr Lalit Awasthi Director of NIT-Jalandhar was given additional charge of the NIT here.

Dr Yogesh Gupta, registrar of the NIT, said two officers, then registrar Prof Sushil Chauhan and Dean, Academic, Prof Sunil, were restricted for three years while then heads of departments, who were restricted from administrative assignments for one year, included Prof Sunand Kumar, Prof Narender Singh Thakur, Prof Bhanu Marwah, Dr Ramesh Kumar Vats, Dr Surender Kumar Soni, Dr Vijay Shankar, Dr Kamlesh Dutta, Dr Zakir Hussain and Dr Bharti Gaur.

He said it was also ordered to make entries of the action into the service books of the officers.

The Registrar said a fact-finding committee of three officers was constituted to investigate the allegations by the Ministry of Education and this action was taken and approved by the board on the grounds of report submitted by the committee.

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