|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Aug 18: Honesty has proved costly for a professor who gave adverse report after conducting inspection a college owned by a sitting minister.
Prof Rajender Gupta, who retired from service in February 2017, could not avail the extension mentioned in the JU statute.
According to rules for re-employment/extension of Jammu University teachers, the Vice Chancellor could allow a teacher to continue after superannuation if the session in progress.
"Notwithstanding anything contained above, the teacher who superannuate while the session is in progress may be allowed by the Vice Chancellor at his/her discretion, to continue service beyond the age of superannuation, on re-employment basis, up to the end of academic session provided the total period of re-employment does not exceed five months", the J
V-C constituted a committee for inspection to extend favour to a nursing college owned by a minister. However, Prof Gupta submitted an adverse inspection report for the college. The JU administration refused to give extension to Prof Gupta as he didn't fall in line.
"Reasons behind denial of extension Prof Rajender Gupta was that the VC constituted a committee for inspection and extend favour to a nursing college owned by a minister", sources said and added that the Prof Gupta submitted an adverse inspection report for the college.
"Infuriated over overlooking of diktat, the JU administration refused to give extension to Prof Gupta", sources said.
They said other professors including Dr Ramnika Jalali who retired in July 2017, Dr Sukh Chain Singh who retired in March 2017, Dr B C Sharma who retired in December 2016, Dr V D Singh who retired in March 2017, Dr K K Sharma who retired in July 2017, Dr J S Tara who retired in August 2016 and Dr Renu who retired in August 2016, got extension under the rules. "But only Prof Gupta was denied extension", sources added.