Several Irregularities Detected at Ravenshaw University
Several irregularities have been detected in the purchase of study materials and recruitment of faculties in the Ravenshaw University here, an education department official said recently.

Additional secretary of higher education department P K Das has been asked to probe into the allegation of irregularities.

It was found during the investigation that though the university vice-chancellor used the official vehicle, he availed transport allowances to the tune of Rs 40,000 every month, the officer said.

Many purchases have been made by the authorities in 2014-15 without floating tenders and norms were ignored in instances where tender had been floated, Das said.

In the academic year of 2015-16, contractual faculties were appointed as assistant professors in gross violation of the recruitment policy.

"Similarly, in 2017-18, guest faculties were engaged by some departments without proper advertisements," Das told newsmen.

He said he would submit a consolidated report of his findings to the higher education department secretary within a week and the government would take action after that.

Allegations such as misappropriation of funds, faculty recruitment of teachers as well as guest faculties and unfair mode of promotions under the Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) were levelled against the university authorities.

Following this, the higher education secretary last month ordered the administrative inquiry in the university.