CBI registers case against AICTE officials, institutes
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Last Updated: Saturday, November 14, 2009, 00:51
  
New Delhi: AICTE officials had ignored deficiencies in Madhira Educational Society of Group of Institutions and issued letter of approval for continuing with its courses, the CBI alleged in an FIR lodged in a cheating case.

The agency registered the case against members of the appellate committee of technical education regulator AICTE and M Brahma Reddy, head of the Andhra Pradesh-based institute.

In the FIR, the CBI alleged members of the expert committee of AICTE, New Delhi inspected the proposed integrated campus of the society consisting of Engineering, MBA, MCA and Pharmacy in June, 2009 and pointed out certain deficiencies.

"At the request of the said Educational Society, the Expert Committee has again visited the campus in July, 2009 and pointed out four deficiencies. In spite of these deficiencies, the Appellate Committee of AICTE decided to issue Letter of Approval (LoA), after obtaining an affidavit from the Head of Educational Society on August 18," an official spokesperson said here.

In another case of Gurukul Group of Institutions, the CBI alleged that Letter of approval was issued by the AICTE, a day before getting necessary affidavit.

The CBI alleged the Expert Committee had again visited the Nalgonda campus in July, 2009 and pointed out five deficiencies but, in spite of these deficiencies, the AICTE Appellate Committee decided to issue LoA after obtaining an affidavit from the Head of the Educational Society.

"Though the affidavit was filed on August 19, the LoA was issued on August 18, a day prior to the filling of affidavit. Thus, the accused persons have committed criminal conspiracy, cheating and abuse of official position," said the spokesperson.

The agency has also registered case against a Bhopal based AICTE official S Singhal, Yashveer Singh, Branch Manager of Oriental Bank of Commerce's Thatipur branch in Meena Rathore Chairperson of Vikrant Educational and Social Welfare Society and R S Rathore, CEO of Vikrant Educational and Social Welfare Society both based in Gwalior.

"Regional Officer, AICTE, Bhopal abused his official position and entered into criminal conspiracy with Branch Manager, Oriental Bank of Commerce; Chairperson and CEO, both of Gwalior based Educational and Social Welfare Society and other unknown persons to cheat AICTE.

"This was done by way of giving the clean chit to Educational and Social Welfare Society despite the fact that the said land and college building were mortgaged with the Bank against the loan of Rs. 42.57 lakh and they were aware of this fact," he said.

Bureau Report


First Published: Saturday, November 14, 2009, 00:51


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