Rourkela, Jan 7 (LocalWire) Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Rourkela, vice chancellor Chitta Ranjan Tripathy, whose administrative and financial power was stripped, following allegation of irregularities, got back his charge, following order from university Chancellor and Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal.
According to sources, following an order from the Odisha Governor on May 26 the administrative and financial power of Tripathy was stripped and IAS officer D V Swami was given the additional responsibility in his place.
Sources said, the Secretary, Skill Development of Government of Odisha had reportedly brought several allegations of irregularities in functioning of BPUT, following which a vigilance inquiry was directed.
Accordingly, Swami took over the responsibility on May 28.
Significantly, although, the post of VC was not stripped from Tripathy, he was practically non-functional.
Sources said, after over of the vigilance inquiry, the Governor had examined the matter and issued a show-cause notice to Tripathy.
After receipt of the reply of the show-cause notice, the Governor’s Office had finally ordered for restoring of administrative and financial power of Tripathy, through its letter dated Jan 2.
Tripathy, who was away, resumed his office on Saturday.
“I am happy that the ordeal has come to an end with the order of his excellency and therefore I have assumed the charge accordingly,” Tripathy said.
“It is nothing but victory of truth,” he added.