Govt urges MU community to allow FFC team conduct probe
IMPHAL, 5th Aug: A High-Power Ministerial team led by Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh appealed to the teaching, non-teaching and student fraternity to reinstate normalcy in Manipur University.
Speaking at a press conference held at his New Secretariat office chamber here Sunday, Joykumar highlighted that at the insistence of the state government, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has taken up a positive step to end the ongoing impasse at the University. The incumbent vice-chancellor Prof Adya Prasad Pandey has been put on leave for 30 days and senior most professor W Vishwanath appointed as VC in-charge of the University.
The Dy CM further said that bringing normalcy in Manipur University is important to facilitate the Fact-Finding Committee to enquire and in discharging its duties in a free and fair manner. The committee instituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) is headed by retired Acting Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court, Justice Nandakumar, he conveyed.
Joykumar went on to say that solving the problem of the Manipur University is the top most priority of the Government as it is a matter of future of more than 25,000 students. He then appealed to all the fraternity of the varsity to allow the fact-finding committee to proceed with its duties, while assuring that the government is ready to take up further necessary steps, if the findings of the committee are not satisfactory.
The Dy CM further informed that to discuss the new developments, the High-Power Ministerial team may invite the representatives of MUTA, MUSU and MUSA for talks soon. He also appealed to ATSUM, in the larger interest of the people of the state, to reconsider their stand of launching agitation to demand reopening of the crippled varsity.
Meanwhile, Education Minister Th Radheshyam, who was also present during the press meet, said that the future of the students is at stake as results of the semester examinations remained undeclared till date owing to the deadlock in the varsity. He then appealed to all concerned to facilitate declaration of examination results and other administrative activities at the earliest in the interest of the students.
The Ministerial team then jointly appealed to MUTA, MUSU and MUSA to restore normalcy in the University so that the issues developed due to the impasse in the campus could be properly addressed.
CAF & PD minister Karam Shyam, Water Resource Development minister Letpao Haokip and PHE minister Losii Dikho were also present during the press meet.