Members of the Academic Council and the Executive Council allege the removal of the Dean to be linked with the ‘fake marksheet’ case of Ankiv Baisoya.
A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report was prepared in 2017, according to which various guidelines pertaining to the deputation procedures had been violated by the University of Delhi (DU), leading to the existence of unauthorised positions in. The officials employed in the said posts were receiving unauthorised payments. There were allegations that no circulars had been published in Employment News or presented to colleges, for the vacancies in 11 posts.
According to a report in the Times of India, on Monday, 1st October 2018, Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, Deputy Dean of Students’ Welfare (DSW) approached the finance offer with regard to the fact that he had not been paid his salary. Allegedly, the finance officer informed him of the DU administration’s decision to stop the payment as Tuteja was asked to resign from the post. As per the Times of India report, the former deputy Dean finally received his salary after approaching the registrar’s office in the company of senior members of the Academic and the Executive Council. The reasons cited for this by the DU administration include the aforementioned CAG report, which also included the statements that the deputy and the joint Deans of Students’ Welfare had overstayed at their positions.
Accounts from various reports suggest that several members of Academic Council and Executive Council have alleged the follow-up actions to be a farce for preventing an efficient and just course of action in the investigation of the ‘fake marksheet’ case of the newly elected President of the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU), Ankiv Baisoya. He has been under the microscope ever since the allegations of him providing a fake marksheet for his graduation started surfacing, earlier last month. In a recent turn of events, DU has received a letter from Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, which stated that Baisoya’s marksheets were inauthentic and the latter had no association with the University. The DU admission panel had sought to look into the matter, but no official updates have been released by the DU administration on this case since then.
As per reports, Tuteja has been asked to join as a professor in Zakir Husain Delhi College where he earlier taught Mathematics. Many members of the Academic Council and Executive Council members raised questions on the ongoing nature of the functioning of the DU administration. As cited in the Times of India report dated 1st October 2018, one of the Academic Council members informed that the Delhi University administration asked the principal of Zakir Hussain College to wait at the college so that Tuteja could complete his rejoining procedure.
DU Beat contacted Gurpeet Singh Tuteja regarding the same, but he refused to comment.