three senior Visva-Bharati officers dismissed from service for ‘tampering with’ minutes of assembly

Kolkata, August 30

Three senior officers of Visva-Bharati, together with former officiating vice-chancellor Sabujkali Sen, have been dismissed from service for alleged tampering of a decision recorded in the course of the institute’s government council (EC) assembly in 2018.

The resolution was taken by the council on Friday night, primarily based on the suggestions made by a one-man committee of Justice Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya, arrange for the aim, an EC member stated.

Before making his suggestions, Justice Bhattacharya, a former decide of the Calcutta High Court, had gone by the findings of one other inquiry committee within the case, which had concluded that Sen and two others “tampered with the recording of an EC meeting held in February 2018”.

Former officiating registrar Sougata Chattopadhyay and ex-finance officer Samit Roy are the opposite two institute officers who have been eliminated by the council, the EC member stated.

Sen was appointed because the officiating vice-chancellor (VC) on February 2, 2018, days after Prof Swapan Dutta retired from the submit. Her tenure, nonetheless, was set to final just for a couple of days, because the EC, throughout its assembly on February 17 that 12 months, determined to anoint one other senior official, Asha Mukherjee, as the following appearing VC.

The former officiating VC, with the assistance of Chattopadhyay and Roy, allegedly “tampered with the minutes of the meeting” to have the ability to prolong her time period.

The council, throughout an emergency assembly two days in the past, dismissed the officers from service with quick impact, simply three days earlier than Sen’s retirement.

Terming the EC’s resolution as “vindictive, premeditated, unfair,” Sen claimed that she was not given time to provide paperwork and defend herself.

All three officers have been intimated concerning the central varsity’s resolution over e-mail, the EC member added. PTI

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