Sack lecturer who sexually abused girls in Satavahana University, Karimnagar

Sack lecturer who sexually abused girls in Satavahana University, Karimnagar
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Loksatta Udyama Samstha district president Naredlla Srinivas on Friday demanded Satavahana University to dismiss accused contract lecturer who harassed girl students of the varsity.

Karimnagar: Loksatta Udyama Samstha district president Naredlla Srinivas on Friday demanded Satavahana University to dismiss accused contract lecturer who harassed girl students of the varsity.

He lodged a complaint against the contract lecturer Penchala Srinivas with Governor and university Chancellor ESL Narasimhan, CM K Chandrashekar Rao and Principal Secretary of Higher Education. Based on students' agitation, regarding the contract lecturer's sexual harassment of girl students, VC formed a 5-member committee to probe the matter.

The committee reportedly recommended severe action against the said lecturer. The registrar issued a memo dated March 30 2019, stating several actions like "withdrawal of assignment as coordinator of admissions, not allowing as practical examiner, not allowing as invigilator and exam work" etc.

We feel it ineffective step by the university. When more than 40 girls lodged a complaint, such accused be immediately be sacked. Even the Lecturers' Association made complaint against such irregularities.

Moreover, the lecturer was absent for 12 days, without being eligible for leave, however the university paid full salary.

The said contract lecturer seems to have manipulated attendance register, in collusion with officials. However biometric records clearly say he was absent, but nothing happened, said Loksatta Udyama Samstha district president Naredlla Srinivas in a press release.

The Samstha demanded enquiry by a high power committee into all complaints immediately and appoint a fulltime VC to bring the situation in to order.

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