Ex-VC, SKUAST, in Vigilance net over ‘illegal’ appointment


JAMMU: Former Vice Chancellor of Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agriculture Science and Training and its two officials were today booked by the State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) in connection with an alleged “illegal” appointment. 

The SVO said in a statement here that it has “established prima facie offences” on the part of B Mishra, the then Vice Chancellor of SKUAST, Jammu, B B Gupta, the then Registrar, and Tarsem Raj, the then Assistant Registrar, for “illegal appointment” of one Sanjay Sharma as PRO in SKUAST and a case has been registered. 

“Verification conducted by Vigilance Organization into the allegations of illegal appointment of one Sanjay Sharma as Public Relation Officer has revealed that Sharma was initially engaged as Computer Programmer SKUAST Jammu on adhoc basis and in the year 2001 was placed as PRO to Vice Chancellor on probation basis which was confirmed in the year 2003,” the statement said. 

“The verification has revealed that while processing the case of Sanjay Sharma for putting him in the Selection Grade, the experience of Model Institute of Education and Research (a private establishment) w.E.F 1997 to 31/10/2000 has been arbitrarily counted and considered to be the active service of Sanjay,” the statement said. 

“In order to bestow illegal benefit upon Sanjay Sharma, the officers and officials have wilfully twisted, distorted the rules and have without competence and power created a non-existent post of Deputy Registrar (Secrecy),” it added.


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