Examiner sacked in Health varsity scam
Also blacklisted him on charges of corruption Inquiry committee found him guilty of the charges The question is will the university order a fresh...
Also blacklisted him on charges of corruption Inquiry committee found him guilty of the charges The question is will the university order a fresh exam for the wronged student? D Gopi Vijayawada: The NTR University of Health Sciences has terminated the examiner, Dr Narayana Reddy, from the university service. The University has also blacklisted him on charges of corruption, which were confirmed by an inquiry committee and subsequently approved by the Executive Council of the University. Speaking to The Hans India here on Tuesday, the University vice-chancellor, Prof. I V Rao, said that the University had already dispatched a letter to Dr Narayana Reddy on March 2, 2013 informing about the University's decision. He further said that the University had also blacklisted him for two years as recommended by a two-member committee which probed into the corruption and other charges against Dr Narayana Reddy. Prof. Rao, who went through the report of "Detained health varsity student cries foul," published in The Hans India on Tuesday, said that the University had acted on the report submitted by Dr Ranganadh and Dr Putta Srinivasa Rao, who probed into the malpractices committed by Dr Narayana Reddy. A PG student of Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Dr Nayanatara Rao, alleged that Dr Narayana Reddy had tampered with her marks list as she had availed her maternity leave against his wishes. She further alleged that Dr Narayana Reddy had demanded monetary benefits and "other favours" from her, which she said he did not honour. Subsequently, the University had ordered inquiry into the charges levelled by Dr Nayanatara Rao. "The report submitted by the two-member committee was duly placed before the Executive Council (EC) of the University. The EC, the highest decision-making body of the University had, after a thorough examination of the report, approved it," the vice-chancellor said and added that they have implemented the decision of the EC terminating him and blacklisting him for two years. He further said that the University had accepted the recommendations of the EC and had served termination notice to Dr Narayana Reddy as examiner. "A letter was dispatched by the University couple of days back. It is not true that the University has taken U turn on the issue. We are acting on it in accordance with the guidelines of the University," Prof. Rao asserted. The University had dispatched a letter to Dr Narayana Reddy informing of the EC's decision to terminate him as examiner and also blacklist him for the next two years, as recommended by the two-member committee. When asked why the decision to terminate Dr Narayana Reddy was delayed, the Vice-Chancellor said that they could not drop the examiner in the middle of the PG examinations and had waited till the exams were over. "We have waited for the examinations to be completed and then took the decision," the vice-chancellor clarified. The question is whether the university will order a special examination for the wronged student?