|Avinash Azad |
Early Times Report
Jammu, June 5: A blue-eyed officer is eyeing Registrar’s post at Jammu University and has started hectic lobbying to gain support to secure the prestigious office in the varsity.
Sources told Early Times that possible reshuffle is likely to take place, as the term of incumbent Dean Academic Affairs (DAA) will end this month.
They said that “after stalling the process of his demotion, recommended by the University Council around eight years back, the blue eyed officer of all the former Vice Chancellors of JU since 2012 is trying his best to secure the post.”
“The undue promotions accorded to the blue eyed officer were withdrawn after the resolution passed by the decision making body of the University- University Council-in its 73rd meeting held on 18/10/2012,” sources revealed.
They further said that the Raj Bhawan has been made aware about the parachuted progress of the officer. “A section of University staff including teaching and non-teaching, who are against his elevation as Registrar, had taken up the matter with the Vice-Chancellor and also conveyed to Lieutenant Governor’s Secretariat, as he is also Chancellor of the University”, sources said, adding that an investigation needs to be done, why the efforts have not been made to vacate the court stay granted if favour the officer eight years back.
“For years together, the officer remained powerful in VC’s Secretariat and influenced the legal cell, not allowing it to pursue his case”, they said, adding that it was the right time for University to pursue the Court case, so that the UC’s recommendations could be implemented.
Sources said that the term of Prof Keshav Sharma, DAA would complete by end of this month, and possible reshuffle in the University Administration in on the card. “Some senior professors are eyeing the post of DAA, a post next to Vice Chancellor in University’s hierarchy. Though, they all deserve and are eligible for the post. But, in case of this non-teaching officer, he doesn’t deserve the Registrar’s post,” they added.