Published On : Fri, Apr 25th, 2014

Governor’s Office steps in, directs RTMNU to table “Jumping” Ordinance in MC meeting

Management Council meeting on Saturday. In a 3-page letter, Governor’s Office cracks the whip and questions the state of affairs of RTMNU. The Governor’s Office firmly directed the University to bring reforms in result declaration system.

Nagpur News: The Governor’s Office, in a decisive move, has stepped in to hammer out a solution to controversial “Jumping” issue. In a 3-page letter sent to RTMNU, the Governor’s Office has directed it to table the “Jumping” Ordinance in the Management Council meeting and reach a decision. At the same time, the letter cracked a whip and questioned the state of affairs of RTMNU. The Governor’s Office firmly directed the University to bring reforms in result declaration system. The RTMNU has now convened a Management Council meeting and the matter will be discussed on Saturday (April 26).

It may be recalled, the Acting Vice Chancellor Anoop Kumar, harping on the University’s “Jumping” Ordinance, had announced that the engineering students will not be allowed to appear in Summer 2014 examinations. The engineering students had cited the Ordinance dated 13.9.2013 passed by Academic Council and issued by the University mentioning permission to appear in the examinations. However, the Acting VC said, the students misinterpreted the Ordinance. The said Ordinance was also sent to the Governor’s Office for its consent. The students too were pinning their hopes the Chancellor.

Earlier, the Academic Council had arrived at a decision and the Ordinance on “Jumping” was sent to Governor’s Office for consent. However, the Governor’s Office stayed the implementation of the Ordinance. Thereafter, politics played its role. The students met Rahul Gandhi in Wardha and the Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in Nagpur. The Higher and Technical Education Department gave its approval to the Ordinance and again sent it to Governor’s Office for reconsideration. However, the Governor’s Office sent a letter to RTMNU directing it to put up the Ordinance in Management Council meeting for appropriate decision. Now, Saturday’s Management Council meeting would be crucial for the engineering students.

Meanwhile, the High Court on Friday deferred the hearing on the petition filed by the engineering students demanding to be allowed to appear in the Summer examinations 2014. The students have filed the petition in Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court pleading “Jumping” facility to appear for 3rd & 4th or 5th & 6th or 7th & 8th Semester Examination taken together in one part of Summer 2014.

The Engineering examinations of 4th, 6th and 8th semester have already started from Friday, April 25. Now, the students who have filed petition are hoping that they could get a chance to appear at least for a one semester.

The next hearing will be on April 29. Advocate B.G. Kulkarni appeared for the students.