Dehradun, April 10
HNB Garhwal University in Uttarakhand has refuted charges of irregularities being levelled against it's Vice Chancellor even as the "Save HNB Garhwal University" agitationists have decided to meet Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna and put forward their concerns before him.
According to a release issued by the university, SK Singh, Vice Chancellor of HNB Garhwal University, has outrightly rejected allegations of irregularities levelled on him. He said university employees had themselves sought concession of 5 years as upper age limit for the university employees applying for posts of Public Relation Officer and other non-teaching posts, which was even accepted by the university's executive and he has no individual role in the decision. SK Singh further said that even in case of raising the retirement age of university's teaching faculty from 60 years to 65 years, the subject falls in the prerogative of the university's executive and does not need approval from any other authority. Singh categorically held that he was fully committed to follow the rules and regulations and would not indulge in acts of irregularity under any circumstances.
On other hand, the agitationists, who have been staging a dharna on the Srinagar Garhwal campus of the university, have repeatedly alleged large-scale irregularities in the university at the behest of incumbent Vice-Chancellor.