Citing difficulties in the functioning of the varsity, the Vice Chancellor of Rajasthan University, Dev Swaroop has resigned from his post. Divisional commissioner Hanuman Singh Bhati has been appointed to take the charge till new appointment.
“The Governor accepted the resignation today”, a Raj Bhawan spokesperson said, “Jaipur divisional commissioner has been given additional charge of the vice chancellor of the university,” he added.
“Non-cooperation” from the State Government and peer pressure from Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh are other added reasons. Countering the allegations, Anil Bansal, faculty and Syndicate member said, “We have been opposing the V-C because he has blatantly flouted rules be it in the appointments made by him, the affiliations to new colleges granted by him or the allotment of new examination centers. He made all the appointments in such haste and did not even wait for the government’s approval. We want to know what was the tearing hurry? We have demanded an investigation by the Anti-Corruption Bureau or the Central Bureau of Investigation. If the V-C is honest, he should be able to come out clean in the inquiries. He was appointed by the previous Congress government and as long as the Syndicate members were Congress nominees who allowed him a free hand, he was happy.”
Dev Swaroop was appointed previous year by the former Ashok Gehlot government regime while Margaret Alva served as the Governor of Rajasthan and has 20 months of tenure left. Under his flagship, the University made fresh appointment of 241 teachers after 32 years.