ABSU Stage Sit-In Protest Demonstration In Bodoland University

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KOKRAJHAR, NOV 12: The All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) staged a two hour sit-in protest demonstration in front of Bodoland University today in Kokrajhar on demand of immediate appointment of regular registrar in Bodoland University, expulsion of existing vice chancellor of Bodoland University Prof Laishram Ladu Singh.

The demands of student union are included stop any major decision prior to appointment of regular registrar, expulsion of existing vice chancellor Prof Laishram Ladu Singh for his act of all unilateral and dictatorial decision and administration.

Hundreds of students union, Bodo Sahitya Sabha members holding banner, placards participated the protest demonstration.

ABSU president Dipen Boro, General Secretary Khanindra Basumatary, leaders from Boro Somaj, Tribal Sangha, Bodo Sahitya Sabha participated the protest demonstration and demanded immediate appointment of regular vice chancellor of the university

A memorandum was submitted to the Governor of Assam who is chancellor of the Bodoland University through the deputy commissioner, Kokrajhar Varnali Deka seeking immediate appointment of regular registrar in the university for better administration.

The Bodoland University is the creation of Bodoland movement and sentiments and spirit of the martyrs is attached to it. It is purely established for the interest of the lower Assam part.

Bodoland region to uplift the educational scenario of the backward region taking into account to provide better accessible to quality and higher education to our upcoming generation

Since after joining as the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Laishram Ladu Singh is taking unilateral and dictatorial decision in each and every administration of the university. The post of Registrar which is regarded a major administrative head is lying vacant since last two year and running with Registrar-In-charge.

All the present administrative heads of the University, Vice-Chancellor, Registrar in-charge and Rector are not belonging to Bodoland region and Assam. It hurts our sentiment and smooth functioning of the university depriving our space of participation in the highest institution

On the matter of appointment of Registrar the present Chief Minister of Assam directed through telephone to Vice- Chancellor when he was Education Minister to talk with CEM of BTC council government and All Bodo Students Union after taking advised from your end. But all those direction was not followed by the Vice-Chancellor and instead of appointing permanent Registrar he has appointed Registrar I/C and then after decisions have been taking in unilateral and dictatorial in administrative, academic and financial matters since last one year.

” We repeatedly appeal to Vice-Chancellor not to take any major policy decision till appointment of regular Registrar. But forcefully he conducted interview for various posts of teaching faculties. Now again he is going to conduct Executive Council meeting without convening the University Court meeting (which is the highest authority of the University as per the BU act) today to approve those selected candidates where most of the candidates were not fulfilled require criteria. The fact is that the last day interview was conducted in his own resident illegally terming as security threat and one local candidate was not allowed to sit in interview and the single on favoured by him was given the chance.

Some of the major allegations against the existing Vice-Chancellor relating to administrative, finance etc.

The students union has alleged that till now no university court meeting has been called for the last two and half years, whereas university court meeting has to be convened twice a year, all administrative transaction including finance, annual report, annual budget etc. (as per power and duties of University court, clause 16 (a, b, c & d) was supposed to be presented passed in the court meeting which was not done till today.

ABSU president Dipen Boro said that sending for approval of Bodoland University Act by amending by VC himself without any discussion, irregularities in the appointment of DDO.

He said that appointed of finance officers Dr. Nixon Singh who was not eligible for the post .He said that degree final semester students deprived getting from PG admission in other University due to delay in grade sheet and marksheet current year and last year.

He said that no academic council meeting has been held in last two and half years beside many pending cases of promotion held up for teaching and non-teaching staff.

Many projects involving financial matters have been taken unilaterally without discussion in any platform (children park, betel nut plantation, university market complex etc).

Paying full salary to suspended Dr. Nil Kamal Singha, assistant professor, department of History, BU against sexual harassment cases.

However, he was drawing full salary for last two years without coming to duty.

He said that M Phil/ Ph D increment to faculties not implemented whereas Gauhati University and Dibrugarh University have already implemented.