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RETIRED JUDGE TO PROBE AND INVESTIGATE KARNATAKA STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY: LET CBI INVESTIGATE

 
 
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RETIRED JUDGE TO PROBE AND INVESTIGATE KARNATAKA STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY: LET CBI INVESTIGATE
by System Administrator - Sunday, 28 December 2014, 4:38 PM
 

By : M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bangalore : MHRD UGC and State all should initiate combined action against KSOU acts of omission and commission in the past five years. Governor Vajubhai Vala, who is also the chancellor of universities, has set up a committee of retired judges to probe allegations of wrongdoing in Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) and Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU). Retired high court judge KS Bhaktavatsalam will probe irregularities in KSOU. Retired judge Ajith Gunjal will investigate the VTU case. KSOU registrar PS Naik confirmed that the probe will look into their acts of omission and commission in the past five years. Earlier, a petition was filed before then governor HR Bhardwaj against irregularities in KSOU. Vala has acted on that plaint and ordered the inquiries, sources said. The UGC has the unique distinction of being the only grant-giving agency in the country which has been vested with two responsibilities: that of providing funds and that of coordination, determination and maintenance of standards in institutions of higher education. The UGC's mandate includes: Promoting and coordinating university education. UGC should ordr an investigation by CBI as all universities comes directly under its ambit.