Vice Chancellor of Delhi University Professor Yogesh Tyagi was suspended for failing to “discharge duties and responsibilities entrusted to him” while also initiating an inquiry against him over allegations of dereliction of duty and lack of commitment
President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday, 28 October, suspended Delhi University Vice Chancellor Professor Yogesh Tyagi.
Professor Tyagi’s suspension comes days after the Union Ministry of Education snubbed him for making appointments to the office of Registrar and attempting to replace the university’s Pro Vice Chancellor, while the VC was still on leave – a period during which Pro Vice Chancellor PC Joshi was in charge.
Earlier, a source in the Union Ministry of Education had told that Professor Tyagi may not make a comeback. According to the source, the ministry has undertaken a strict probe into the matter and is firm on ensuring compliance to law and order across campuses.
“The ministry is conducting a strict inquiry. We will not tolerate lawlessness on any campus, be it Delhi University or any other university.” The source said.
The inquiry was approved by the President of India, who’s also the Visitor of Delhi University, will also apply to actions taken by PC Jha, the South Campus Director who was appointed Registrar by Tyagi, while he was still on leave.