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NUTA, NUNTSA Kma picket NU office
Correspondent KOHIMA, OCT 20 (NPN):
Published on 21 Oct. 2009 1:01 AM IST
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The NUTA Kohima campus and Nagaland University Non-Teaching Staff Association (NUNTSA) Kohima on Tuesday picketed the office of Nagaland University protesting against the “illegal fixed deposits of university development funds by VC Prof. K. Kannan.” Officials from both the sister associations said that the picketing was successful and informed that there would be a general body meeting of NUTA and NUNTSA from three campuses – Kohima, Dimapur and Medzhiphema on Wednesday at 11.00 am at the Congress Bhavan, Kohima and further disclosed that the picketing would continue. Sources said that NU Vice Chancellor, Prof. K. Kannan was in Delhi and had given the charge of acting VC to Prof. Imti Ao. “When ever any important issue comes up the in university, the VC Prof. K. Kannan used to run away to take shelter in Delhi and give charge of acting VC,” said general secretary Dr. N. Venuh. Meanwhile, a two-member delegation of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) Nagaland University Teacher’s Association (NUTA) met the state chief minister Neiphiu Rio at his official residence on Tuesday and appraised him about the latest development taking place in Nagaland University. “We apprised him of what happened and is going on in Nagaland University - the serious issue of fixed deposit and the lack of development in the three campuses of NU under the regime of NU Vice Chancellor Prof. K. Kannan” informed CEC NUTA President Rosemary Dzuvichu. It may be mentioned that in the month of August, a 16-point memorandum was submitted seeking the immediate removal of VC, NU for his alleged financial irregularities and his failure to run the affairs of the NU. The CEC, NUTA president said that the chief minister assured them to look into the matter and claimed that the state government had already constituted a team to probe into those 16 points leveled by them. Plea to Governor The Central Executive Council (CEC) of Nagaland University Teachers’ Association (NUTA) has sought the immediate intervention of the Governor who is also the chief rector of Nagaland University, on the crisis in the university with regard to the issue of “illegal fixed deposits” of university development funds. The CEC, NUTA reiterated that the “illegal 185 fixed deposits” of development funds have been brought to the notice of the Visitor, HRD minister and the comptroller and auditor general of India in July 2009 and action sought on the same. CEC, NUTA president, Resemary Dzuvichu and general secretary, Dr. N. Venuh in a memorandum submitted to the Governor on Monday evening alleged that the vice chancellor has been “irresponsible” and continued to flout financial codal procedures in the midst of CBI scanner and the CAG decision to conduct a special audit into these deposits and other development funds. It was pointed out that the VC had failed to recruit a regular finance officer till date, for reasons best known to him, in spite of repeated representations. The CEC, NUTA said that the finance committee and the executive council of the university have also not taken any decision authorizing such “illegal deposits” and described the decision taken by the VC as a “unilateral decision.” The university teachers demanded all development funds deposited in different banks be immediately transferred to current accounts and utilized for the developments of the three campuses. The CEC, NUTA also demanded that the VC withdraw the latest letter threatening the fundamental and democratic right of NUTA Kohima and NUNTSA Kohima and tender apology for the same.

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