Srinagar: The state unit of the CPI(M) on Sunday
demanded a high-level probe into the charges of "deteriorating
standards, favoritism and illegal recruitments" in
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Science and
Technology (SKUAST) here.
"We demand formation of a high-level committee to probe
the allegations of deteriorating standards, favoritism and
illegal recruitments in SKUAST," State Secretary of CPI(M) M Y
Tarigami said in a statement here.
Contrary to its mandate which include advancement of
learning and undertaking the extension of education to benefit
rural people of the State, the university for the last seven
years is facing "academic erosion, mismanagement and
malpractices", he alleged.
"To prevent any restrictions from reports of the Crime
Branch regarding illegal recruitments every effort is on to
tailor these reports by utilizing university resources and
offering backdoor appointments to kith and kin of the
concerned officials," the CPI(M) leader said.
The CPI (M) leader demanded a thorough enquiry into
hundreds of adhoc appointments through the "backdoor" which
were confirmed later on, "ignoring talent and merit of the