Monday, 24 December 2007

Registrar's dismissal order withdrawn


COOCH BEHAR, Dec. 24: At last the stalemate at Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya (UBKV) came to an end. The state government today revoked the dismissal order that was issued to the registrar by the VC on 4 December.


The trouble started from that day when the vice-chancellor of UBKV, Prof Mrinal Kanti Majumder had dismissed the registrar Dr Parimal Chandra Sarkar by an order No VC/UBKV/1395). Dr Sarkar had joined UBKV on June of this year on lien from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya.


Today, a ten-member delegation comprising of representatives from UBKV officers, teachers and students met state agriculture minister Mr Naren Dey at Kolkata and demanded withdrawal of the dismissal order. The minister heard their points and instructed his department to withdraw the VC's order. Accordingly, the joint secretary, department of agriculture, education branch, Mr AK Samanta issued a letter to the VC.


In the letter Mr Samanta informed the VC that the order "shall be treated as withdrawn with immediate effect".


Following the development the secretary of University Officers' Association's UBKV unit, Dr Mrigendra Ghosh told The Statesman over phone from Kolkata that they decided to withdrew their cease work and sit-in demonstration programmes that are scheduled to start afresh from 26 December in the UBKV's Pundibari campus.


Reacting over the development the reinstated registrar, Dr Sarkar said from his Kalyani residence that the VC's order was illegal and it was proved today. "By issuing an order the VC had removed me without showing any cause", he said. He thanked all concerned for standing by him during the last twenty stormy days. []  

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