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NUTA flays VC’s ‘vindictive’ act
KOHIMA, AUG 27, Correspondent (NPN):
Published on 28 Aug. 2008 1:38 AM IST
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Central Executive Council (CEC) Nagaland University Teachers’ Association (NUTA) has condemned the action of the vice chancellor, Nagaland University, Prof. Kannan in “vindictively” issuing suspension orders against the president and secretary general CEC NUTA, even while Kannan himself was under scanner on charges of corruption, manipulation, financial and appointment irregularities. NUTA in a press release said the association was shocked that in the midst of smooth running of academic departments and hectic preparations for the end semester examinations and new admissions, the vice chancellor had disrupted the academic atmosphere by issuing the “illegal” suspension orders. The association also condemned the deployment of large force of heavily armed security personnel in the university office for the past three days, though the VC, NUTA affirmed, was not under any threat whatsoever from the university employees. “It is highly questionable that the Vice Chancellor is misusing these police personnel to harass peaceful teachers and employees in the University office…This has led to complete cease-work in all academic departments of the three campuses of Kohima, Medziphema and Lumami,” NUTA said. NUTA further said Kannan’s statement to the Naga Students’ Federation and the PGSU Kohima on August 26, that he had been cleared by the Fact Finding Committee (FFC) and that the Central Government had given him the green signal to use his powers as the Vice Chancellor, was a blatant lie, which he concocted to mislead the students community and justify his illegal actions. NUTA claimed that the Ministry of Human Resource Development had categorically clarified to CEC NUTA Tuesday evening that the report of the FFC was still being studied by MHRD, and that it would then be sent to the Visitor. “The Ministry has also denied giving him any kind of signal or clearance on the said report nor directive for any kind of action,” NUTA added. The association termed Kannan’s reported threat to the NSF and PGSU that “he is the last VC to be sent by Delhi” as ridiculous and misleading. “Nagaland University is a Central University and after his departure, we (CEC NUTA) are confident that the Central Government at Delhi will provide a more capable and much better Vice Chancellor to build up this University,” NUTA said. NUTA also lashed out at the State government for giving “full patronage” to the vice chancellor “in spite of the fact that he has destroyed the University,” and questioned whether political leaders with vested interests were concerned about the future of the younger generation. The association appealed to all right thinking citizens of the state to “join us in our fight against injustice and corruption and help us rebuild this University into a centre of excellence as it was envisioned to be.”

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