Shillong: The war of words between the Vice-Chancellor of the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) SK Srivastava and the teaching staff under the banner of NEHU Teachers Association (NEHUTA) continues with the latter questioning the former on his stand on various issues of the university. Picking on the Vice-Chancellor who has maintained that he is purveying with the truth, NEHUTA president Xavier Mao on Wednesday stated, “It is necessary to point out that the incumbent VC failed to convene the university court in four years of his tenure and it was very unfortunate that the NEHUTA had to put pressure on him for convening the highest constitutional body of the university through a peaceful democratic protest.”
Accusing the Vice-Chancellor of showing least respect for the act, statute, ordinance, rule and regulations of the university, which govern a premier institution like NEHU, NEHUTA also alleged that the Vice-Chancellor of whimsical expenditure without approval of budget and statement of expenditure by the Court of the University.
“Minutes of Authorities are never circulated as per mandatory provisions of the Statute. The NEHUTA is shocked and surprised at V-C’s attempt to blatantly deny all these serious violations. Failure to answer an RTI regarding his regular absence from the office speaks for itself. The V-C’s attempt to divert these issues that are seriously damaging NEHU is reflected in his failure to speak the truth; his denial of an enquiry establishes all his omission and commission. Let an enquiry by a high powered committee of the MHRD look into all these illegalities and irregularities to establish the truth by itself”, concluded the NEHUTA statement.