Nagpur News: The State government is reportedly miffed at the Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) for postponing the second phase of its summer examination despite clear directives for not doing so. Vice- chancellor of RTMNU can be questioned in the matter by State government, sources believed.
While speaking to this newspaper minister of higher and technical education Rajesh Tope said that chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has been speaking to university teachers to arrive at a consensus. The process for resolving their grievances is underway. Despite this it was surprising to know that the examination had been postponed, Tope said. He further said that clear directives had been issued to all universities that in no condition shall any examination be postponed. Alternatives were also suggested to the universities for holding examinations. Tope said that vice-chancellor of the university Dr Vilas Sapkal would be questioned in this regard.
While speaking about the teachers agitation,Tope said that talks with the teachers’ body is underway. He hoped that the issue would be resolved soon. If teachers refuse to withdraw their agitation they would be liable to action, Tope added. If need be, action may also be taken under ESMA, said Tope.
While speaking on the issue pro vice chancellor Dr Mahesh Kumar Yenki said that as many as 200 centres had been ascertained for summer examination which were to commence from March 23. Most of the arrangement had been completed but the report from few of the centres expressed difficulty in holding the examinations. It was due to this reason that the examination was postponed. Dr Yenki said that if the examination would have been held as per schedule, there would have been irregularities. Dr Yenki also assured that the examinations would be held before April 16.