Although Higher Education Minister Chandrakant Patil had assured Secretary-level enquiry into the affairs of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, the Joint Director of Higher Education Sanjay Thakre has been directed to conduct the enquiry.
Allegations of wrongfully awarding work to MKCL (Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited); objections raised against constitution of the Local Enquiry Committees (LECs); charges of harassment of doctoral research scholars by Hindi Department Head, have been leveled against the University authorities.
The issue of mismanagement and alleged frauds by the University was also raised by legislators Pravin Datke and Adv Abhijit Wanjari in the state legislature during the monsoon session. The Higher Education Minister convened a meeting in Nagpur immediately. He directed removal of MKCL from the University work and also assured high level enquiry into the University affairs.
Information about the secretary-level enquiry has not been received as yet. However, the Joint Director Sanjay Thakre has been directed to conduct enquiry, the sources have informed.