Anna University Registrar removed over irregularities in staff appointments

Ganesan was accused of being involved in the irregular appointments of faculty members at the University.
Anna University Registrar removed over irregularities in staff appointments
Anna University Registrar removed over irregularities in staff appointments
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Anna University on Friday removed Registrar Ganesan from his post, following allegations of corruption against him. Prof Dr J Kumar, a faculty member in the Crystal Growth Centre of the university, has been appointed as the Registrar in-charge.

This move comes after the allegations of irregularities in the appointment of faculty members have rocked the university.

Earlier on Friday, the Anna University Teachers Association (AUTA) had presented a complaint-cum-letter to the Governor-Chancellor of Anna University, Banwarilal Purohit, requesting him to order the removal of Ganesan from the post of Registrar.

Speaking to TNM, Arul Aram, President of AUTA said, “We had said that the former Vice Chancellor, Rajaram was corrupt. Ganesan is his accomplice and hence we had requested the university to replace him.”

Ganesan was given an extension of one year after his tenure ended in 2017.

The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption had booked Rajaram in March for corruption, after a probe revealed that he had got up to Rs 40 lakhs for recruiting faculty members to the university, irrespective of their eligibility.

The probe also said that in the three years that he was the VC, Rajaram headed the selection committee, which had made these appointments. Six faculty members recruited by him were also pulled up by the Anti-Corruption body along with Rajaram.

The university also suspended its former Controller of Examinations GV Uma for the irregularities reported in the re-evaluation of answer sheets. Uma was the Controller of Examinations in the university from 2015 to 2018. The DVAC, in its report, also said that students who had applied for re-evaluation paid Rs 10,000 per subject to get higher marks.

Multiple attempts to contact the Vice Chancellor of Anna University MK Surappa were unsuccessful.

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