DIBRUGARH: Assam Governor and Chancellor of Dibrugarh University Jagdish Mukhi on Thursday suspended Dibrugarh University Vice Chancellor Ranjit Tamuli following allegations of financial irregularities and misuse of public fund against him.
The Raj Bhawan released a statement which said that the Governor has also handed over the charge of the Vice Chancellor to Professor RNS Yadav of Department of Life Sciences and Dean of Faculty of Biological Sciences.
The statement was also shared on the Governor's official Twitter handle.
The statement said, "Acting on the report of the Fact-Finding Committee, the Governor in his capacity as the Chancellor of the Dibrugarh University and on consideration of facts and materials available on record and placed before him found prima facie a case of grave misconduct, abuse of power and lack of commitment on the part of Prof. Ranjit Tamuli. Therefore, the Chancellor has put Prof. Ranjit Tamuli on suspension with immediate effect."
The Dibrugarh University Teachers' Association, Dibrugarh University Officers' Association, Dibrugarh University Employees' Association and Rituparna Baruah, MLA of Lahowal constituency had earlier submitted separate petitions to the Governor Mukhi stating gross allegations of financial anomalies and misappropriation of funds against Tamuli. Following this, Governor Mukhi constituted a fact-finding team for looking into the allegations.
Governor Mukhi has also appointed a high-level enquiry committee to go into details of functioning of the Dibrugarh University for the last five years, especially focussing into these allegations, financial transaction and financial administration, corruption, discipline, misuse of funds, misuse of powers among other aspects of university governance.
"The decision for immediate suspension has been taken to ensure that witnesses are not influenced, coerced in any way and material records of the University are not tampered with in any manner whatsoever and for ensuring a fair enquiry," Raj Bhawan stated.
Earlier, Dibrugarh University registrar Hari Chandra Mahanta and deputy registrar (finance & accounts) Diganta Borah were suspended for their alleged involvement in the financial anomalies in the university.
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