Sanskrit varsity set to get acting VC
The state government is likely to name a member of the council of the Sanskrit College and University as acting vice-chancellor of the institute on Monday, an official of the education department said.
The fledgling university, off College Square, has been functioning without a head since the tenure of Paula Banerjee as interim VC came to an end on September 14.
The state government had wanted to extend the tenure of Banerjee but abandoned the plan following objections from governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who is also chancellor of the university.
The official of the education department said it was imperative to appoint an acting VC because the university did not have any senior official to run its affairs.
“The tenure of the acting registrar and the finance officer ended on September 18. Also, there is no controller of examinations. In the absence of any senior official, the activities of the university have come to a standstill. We have decided to appoint a member of the council as acting VC,” the official said.
Salaries cannot be disbursed without the finance officer and the VC, the official said.
“The university is required to draw up a salary bill and send it to the state government every month. The finance officer prepares the bill and the VC signs it. The university has neither. So, someone has to be appointed with special power to complete the process,” the official said.
As there is no registrar, the students who were admitted this year are yet to be registered. “The university staff does not know whom they should approach to resolve the issue,” he said.