A delegation of the Meghalaya Confederation for Academic Welfare (MeCAW) on Friday called on the new Vice-Chancellor of North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Prof. Prabha Shankar Shukla in Shillong and submitted a memorandum.
“The MeCAW delegation met the NEHU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Prabha Shankar Shukla for the first time as a courtesy call with a team of activists and delegates,” MeCAW said in a statement.
The MeCAW expressed its concern over the serial anomalies and gross flouting of rules left by previous Vice Chancellor for the last six years.
Especially the MeCAW expressed its shock over the scam in the CDD, which CBI is currently investigating.
The MeCAW appraised new VC Prof.P.S. Shukla that “without signatures of Prof. Henry Lamin and the Registrar Dr. J.K. Nayak such scams in tendering, issuance of work order could not have happened”.
“The MeCAW cautioned the new VC of not providing any position to these two tainted actors behind many anomalies and scams so that full enquiry into all such scams could be completed in the interest of NEHU,” said the statement, issued by Roy Kupar Synrem, chairman, MeCAW.
The MeCAW urged upon the newly-appointed NEHU VC that for smooth functioning of the University and for uplifting it from its current low ranking, a legacy left by Srivastava’s failed regime, local aspirations need to be included.
In its memorandum submitted to Prof. Shukla, the MECAW asserted quick appointment of a qualified local Pro-VC of Shillong campus to build a bridge with the local community for the advancement of the academic interests of Meghalaya and the region.
The MeCAW also apprised the new VC that the the organisation stands for the academic development of Meghalaya and the region and implored upon him the academic departments of NEHU be funded sufficiently well.
The MeCAW assured him of full co-operation and success as it is expected that NEHU would gain by getting rid of tainted officials of the earlier regime and shall see a new light at the end of the day.