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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.725

TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 5TH AUGUST, 2011

Charges against Heads of Educational Institutions

 

725. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:

(a)   Whether it is a fact that tainted personnel were appointed as heads of national premiere educational institutions such as AICTE, MCI, UGC, NCTE, AMU and IGNOU;

(b)   If so, the reasons therefore;

(c)    Whether the Government was aware of the charges of corruption against those who were appointed to the se institutions;

(d)   If so, the action taken in this regard; and

(e)   The steps Government has taken/ proposes to take to address such irregularities and instances of corruption n the country’s educational institutions?

ANSWER

MINISTRY OF STATE IN THE

MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

(DR. D. PURANDESHWARI)

(a)   No, sir. The appointment of Heads of national educational institutions is made according to established procedure and in accordance with the Recruitment Rules of the post concerning the educational institution. Before such appointments, the vigilance clearance in respect of officers, whose case is being considered, is obtained and only those officers are considered for appointment who fulfill all prescribed criteria and who are clear from vigilance angle.

(b)   To (d) Question does not arise in view of reply to part (a) above.

It is ensured that officers of impeccable integrity only are appointed to head the educational institutions by following instructions scrupulously relating to appointment in letter and spirit.