Have permissions to run courses at RGS Campus? Alld HC asks BHU
Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court has directed Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to file an affidavit stating whether the University has obtained relevant permissions from the statutory bodies for running various courses at its Rajeev Gandhi South campus.
The Court further directed University to disclose the remuneration that is being paid to the regular teachers and the fees it is actually charging from the students.
University is also asked to disclose the strength of students from 2007 onward in each of the courses running at the South Campus.
The bench comprising justice Dilip Gupta and justice MK Gupta passed the above order while hearing a petition filed by Dr Anand Deo and 30 others. Petitioners were teaching staff on contractual basis at South campus of BHU and on July 4 there contracts were ended by the University, by passing a general order.
Advocates Siddharth Khare and Shantanu Khare appearing for petitioners argued, "Petitioners were appointed by a duly formed selection committee but University ended there contracts in an arbitrary manner by a general order. Later, University conducted walk-in-interviews to fill the same posts violating reservation norms."
During the course of hearing, petitioners’ counsels informed the Court that University officials have locked the official residences of petitioners.
On this Court directed University officials to unlock official residences of petitioners within 24 hours.
The Court has asked University Grant Commission and BHU to file their reply by next date of listing which has been fixed as September 1.