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NU not out of woods from agitations
Correspondent Kohima, Apr 16 (NPN)
Published on 17 Apr. 2010 12:08 AM IST
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Nagaland University which was birthed in agitation, continues to be plagued by it and is likely heading towards another bout of agitations that persist between University authorities and Teachers as well as the non-teaching staff of the university.
A notice issued by the VC to each and every university teachers both at the Kohima and Medzhiphema campuses, purportedly threatened to implement “no work no pay” for the period of the academic closure due to agitations by the teachers of both the campuses last month and also to initiate actions against them. The teachers of both the campuses had resorted to academic closure from March 9 to 21 against what was termed “illegal suspension of the NUTA officials”.
The new development has led NUTA to seek the intervention of Visitor, Reactor and also the MHRD. NUTA is also likely to call for an Executive Council meeting next week to deliberate the issue and chalk out future course of actions.
Another thorny issue was likely to be the recent notification issued by the Vice Chancellor revoking the suspension of Controller of Examination Dr. Tongpangkumba Ao who was suspended on August 31 last year. The VC’s revocation said it was “in public interest” but at the same time stated that disciplinary proceedings initiated against him would take time and would continue to its conclusion.
The contention now is on the legality of the VC’s order as the suspension of the Controller of Examination was done by the Visitor who is also the President of India. The CBI is still probing various anomalies in the Nagaland University that included some top university authorities and the Controller of Examination. The CBI was in the process of completing its probe and likely to submit its charge-sheet soon.
Another issue is over the shifting of the entire non-teaching staff of the university from Kohima to Lumami campus and failure to appoint a separate Pro-Vice Chancellors for both campuses. As per university rules, a separate Pro-VC is to be appointed for a full fledged university campus with delegated power for effective administration. It was learnt that the Vice Chancellor refuses to appoint Pro-VCs for both.

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