STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: With the selection of five Deputy Registrars in University of Jammu snowballing into a big controversy, the varsity administration is finding itself in catch 22 situations, as murkier details are unfolding with each passing day. Sources told STATE TIMES that Vice Chancellor Manoj K Dhar knew from the style of functioning of the Financial Commissioner Finance A. K Mehta, who is also Financial Advisor of the Universities, that it will not be possible for him to give undue benefit to these few favourite officers by flouting Career Advancement Scheme of the University Grants Commission, Ministry of Human Resources Development. He also knew that it would be impossible under the new regime of Union Territory to flout the guidelines and directions of Government of India to give undue benefit to the Assistant Registrars, particularly one Assistant Registrar, having strong links with a local newspaper house which time and again selectively covered this issue as per vested interest of this Assistant Registrar, who happens to be in contact with influential persons. To find a way to promote these Assistant Registrars, the University administration took advantage of the period of transition from the State to Union Territory, passing of baton from Governor Satya Pal Malik to Lt Governor G C Murmu and the closure of offices due to Darbar Move. They fixed the interviews to appoint five Assistant Registrars, who couldn’t be given promotion under Career Advancement Scheme of MHRD. Sources said that to check whether selections are made as per rules and regulations, the primary factor remains the constitution of the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee for appointing Deputy Registrars in the university consists of Vice Chancellor, Financial Advisor universities, member of the Syndicate of the University and the Registrar. In this case the Selection Committee comprised of Prof Sangmi, who is not member of the Syndicate of University of Kashmir and only a member of the Syndicate of University of Kashmir can be nominated to work on the Syndicate of University of Jammu. Instead of the Financial Advisor universities, who is of the rank of either Financial Commissioner or Commissioner Secretary, a junior officer attended the Selection Committee meeting of the Deputy Registrars whereas there is no provision of a nominee of a member acting as a full-fledged member of the Selection Committee. Cherry on the cake was the fact that R. K Ganjoo, who was a member in his capacity as the Registrar, was actually ineligible for the post. It has been established and ordered by various courts of the country that processes handled, documents signed and appointments made by those who are ineligible to hold a post are invalid abinitio.
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