AUTA seeks legal action against ex-AU Registrar

MK Surappa

Chennai: Following the sacking of former Registrar S Ganesan from his responsibilities, the Anna University Teachers’ Association (AUTA) has demanded a legal action against him.

However, the university  administration demands a proper proof for the same.

The allegations of anomalies, violations and scam in the revaluation process of the Anna University finally landed on the shoulders of Registrar S Ganesan, who was relieved from his responsibilities last night.

The university Vice-Chancellor MK Surappa removed him and appointed the Director, Centre for Planning and Development, J Kumar as the Registrar-in-charge.

Earlier on Friday, the Anna University Teachers’ Association (AUTA) demanded the removal of the Registrar alleging that he was also part of the corrupt activities that happened in the university during the last five years.

The AUTA wrote to Governor-Chancellor Banwarilal Purohit requesting him to give the direction to the Vice-Chancellor to appoint new Registrar.

The association, in a release, had said it was ashamed at the malpractices the university was mired in and demanded the removal of Ganesan who they alleged was the main party to all the corrupt activities that happened in the last five years.

Sources from AUTA said this is not enough, but a legal action is what they expect from the university. It was Ganesan, who was the sole reason for all irregularities that occurred in the revaluation system, they said and added that if professor Uma, who was the former Controllor of Examinations can be legally removed, why the Registrar who served in the same period not be sacked.

However, Surappa said, “I have received the AUTA’s note. They have only mentioned the allegations but I need proof. We need facts and evidence. I received evidence against Uma and acted on that basis.”

Ganesan’s tenure was extended to one year after completion of three-year term last year as the university was functioning without the Vice-Chancellor. He was holding the post as Registrar (I/C).