Bhubaneswar, Dec 18 (LocalWire): Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), Prof S Pasupalak, has complained his inability to work freely due to influence of the Chancellor’s office.
In a letter dated on October 31, 2018, addressed to the Chief Secretary of Odisha Prof Pasupalak wrote, “I am of the opinion that the principal secretary to the Chancellor is influencing our university matters.”
It may be mentioned here that few explanation letters have been issued to Dr Snehalata Nanda, professor of community science, OUAT, wife of the principal secretary for negligence in duty, the letter read.
I have got several directions, orders from the office of the Chancellor for cancellation/reconsideration/explanation/views on several administrative decision of the university during the last few months, the VC mentioned.
“I appraised the matter with documents personally to the Honourable Chancellor on October 15,” he wrote.
On hearing me, the Chancellor verbally instructed the additional secretary and personal secretary to undo the wrong ones.
However, when I met the principal secretary on the same day and discussed the issues, ” I felt humiliated by words, gesture sarcastic laughing at high pitch,” he mentioned in the letter.
Even after that I got few more letters to undo the transfers made due to gross financial irregularity, disobedience and negligence in duty, he added.