Retired Delhi HC Choose Justice S N Dhingra, who was inquiring into ‘lacking’ books on the Faculty of Vocational Research (CVS) which had been paid for however by no means landed within the library, has discovered “irregularities” within the course of of buying these books. He additionally indicted the principal for hushing up the matter.
The Indian The Press Reporter had reported final September that the faculty bought 180 books price Rs 1 lakh from 2015-18 that by no means reached the library. A one-man committee comprising the then Convenor of the Verification Committee, S Ok Bhatia, was arrange in 2019 to look into the matter. Bhatia’s report stated 180 books had been “not obtained/procured/acquired from suppliers”. He laid the blame squarely on the SPA (semi-professional assistant) who, he stated, “stored receiving lesser variety of books than ordered however signing the receipt for all books ordered from ebook sellers”.
Nonetheless, in August final 12 months, the Governing Physique determined to arrange an “impartial enquiry committee” to probe the matter and “repair duty”, and Dhingra was given the job.
Talking to The Indian The Press Reporter, Dhingra confirmed he had submitted the report on March 16 to the previous GB chairman who had arrange the committee, and despatched copies to all GB members. “I discovered irregularities (within the course of). Books had been paid for however not equipped. Verification Committee members had been negligent. They verified 70 books with out being bodily current for the verification. There was no clear coverage adopted in buying these books. For overseas books, official alternate charge was not adopted. The bottom most individual was made the scapegoat; accounts division took no duty,” he stated.
Dhingra additionally stated principal Inderjeet Dagar ensured the matter “doesn’t rise”. “Round 70-90 orders amongst these books got to publishers who revealed his (Dagar’s) books. He tried to push every part below the carpet,” he stated.
Dagar refused to answer allegations: “I will be unable to remark until the report is made public, however the course of (of inquiry) has not been truthful and goal.”
In an e-mail alternate with former GB Chairman B C Tripathy Friday, Dagar stated there have been “many points” “with regard to the… enquiry”. “Let me convey to your sort discover that sealed report of the enquiry committee has to submitted to Chairman GB solely and… opened within the GB assembly. Sending a replica to every member is improper,” he stated.