Prez orders suspension of DU VC, inquiry in charges of misconduct, dereliction of duty

28-10-2020

New Delhi, Oct 28 (UNI) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday suspended Delhi University Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi, while ordering enquiry into the charges of 'misconduct' and 'dereliction of duty' against the Vice Chancellor.
An order in this regard was issued by the President on Tuesday night.
'The President of India, in his capacity as the Visitor of the University, on consideration of facts and material available on record, has ordered to conduct an inquiry into the allegations of dereliction of duties and lack of commitment and devotion to duty against him," a statement from the Education ministry said.
In a letter to the University Registrar, the Education ministry said that the VC has been suspended till the inquiry is completed, since he can influence the investigation while in office.
Professor PC Joshi will take over as Vice Chancellor for now.
The Education ministry had asked the President to allow an inquiry against Yogesh Tyagi, after a dispute over appointments to the University last week.