Nalgonda: The Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) Prof Khaja Althaf Hussein on Tuesday issued showcause notices to 32 teaching staff, who were reportedly found guilty in the inquiry committee on ‘irregularities in recruitment’.
According to the credible sources, Vice-Chancellor conducted a meeting with these 32 faculty members of the university in the campus and issued notices to them. An inquiry committee headed by former Vice-Chancellor of Osmania University Suleman Siddique recently submitted its report to the State government and confirmed the irregularities in the recruitment of these 32 faculty through a notification in 2011.
Secretary of Higher Education also held a meeting with the officials of the university at Hyderabad about 20 days back and instructed them to issue notices to 32 faculty within 30 days. As a result, the Vice-Chancellor issued notices to 32 teaching staff seeking their explanation within 15 days.
In the recruitment drive, 164 candidates appeared for interviews. As per the rule of UGC and the university, academic performance indication score must not less than 300 to select the candidate for the posts. But, among 32 recruited teaching staff, no candidate had more than score of 30.
When the issue came to light, the government ordered an inquiry by a committee headed by Siddique on October 20 in 2016. It has submitted report to the State government in the year 2017 and reportedly found irregularities in the recruitment of the posts.
The students have been agitating for more than a year for removal of the 32 faculty alleging that irregularities have been taken place in their recruitment.