Action under consideration for malpractice in ICHR: Govt

 Government on Wednesday said certain malpractice in ICHR has been brought to its notice recently and action is under consideration.

New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said certain malpractice in ICHR has been brought to its notice recently and action is under consideration.

"Yes. Certain malpractices in the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) have been brought to the notice of the HRD Ministry recently, and action is under consideration," HRD Minister Smriti Irani said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

Without elaborating on the nature of the malpractices committed, she said the government can exercise powers vested under the Rule 15 and Rule 16 of the Memorandum of Association of the ICHR.

According to these rules, government shall have powers to give directives to resolve the difficulty or irregularity and such directives shall be binding on the officers and the authorities of the council. 

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