Itanagar: The Vice Chancellor of the Rajiv
Gandhi Central University K C Belliappa on Monday left the campus
and decided to function from New Delhi in the face of demands
by agitating students for his ouster.
In a press release issued tonight, Belliappa said
though he was innocent, he was leaving in the interest of
peace in the campus.
He said he had asked the human resources development
ministry to set up a fact finding committee to probe not only
the allegations made against him by the students but also the
recent incidents on the campus.
The students had locked up the VC`s office and the
police had gone inside the campus on Wednesday to reopen it
amidst protests by students, who have been agitating for
several months for his ouster accusing him of nepotism.
In the press release, Belliappa said he has withdrawn
the appointment of the pro-vice-chancellor due to
`insubordination and dereliction of duty with effect from
April 29 on the advice of the (union HRD) Ministry."
He alleged that the pro-VC had not followed a single
instruction of his and on the contrary done the opposite. "He
has refused to acknowledge my emails, answer my calls and
refused to meet me at his residence," Belliappa claimed.
Several wrong orders have been issued during his
absence last months, the VC said.
A lecturer without a PhD was made an associate
professor without any interview flouting UGC norms and several
orders have been reversed and rules have been flouted,
Belliappa said in the release.