President Ram Nath Kovind suspends DU Vice-Chancellor over “misconduct”

DU Vice-Chancellor

President Ram Nath Kovind suspended the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University, Yogesh Tyagi, over “misconduct”, the union education ministry said on Wednesday.

The Ministry of Education had asked the President of India to allow an inquiry against Yogesh Tyagi after a few appointments to the university caused a dispute last week. The President on Tuesday night allowed the inquiry against the VC who was accused of “misconduct” and “dereliction of duty” by the ministry.

“The President of India in his capacity as Visitor of the University, on consideration of facts and material available on record, has ordered to conduct an inquiry into the allegations of dereliction of duties and lack of commitment and devotion to duty against him,” a government statement said.

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The education ministry, in a letter to the university registrar, said that the vice-chancellor of DU was suspended till the inquiry is concluded since he can influence the investigation while in office.

Yogesh Tyagi has been on leave since July 2, when he was admitted to AIIMS hospital due to an emergency medical condition. The government had named Professor PC Joshi the Vice-Chancellor of DU on July 17, until Yogesh Tyagi resumed office.

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