Govt orders inquiry into CU’s working

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Aug 5: Government today ordered an inquiry into how retired officers were allowed to continue their services in Cluster University, Srinagar.
Government has appointed Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary to Government, Housing and Urban Development Department, as Inquiry Officer in the matter.
The officer has been asked to enquire into how retired officers were allowed to continue in Cluster University Srinagar and to fix responsibility of the officers/officials who exceeded their authority and passed orders without approval of competent authority.
“The Special Secretary to the Government, Higher Education Department shall be the presenting officer in the case and the Inquiry Officer shall submit the report within a period of one month,” read the order.
An official said that five Principals were appointed as Deans in the Varsity in 2017-18 and three of them retired during their stint but they continued to work as Deans on orders of the Higher Education department.
The officials further said their salary was withheld but they got it on the intervention of the court.