New Delhi, Jan 16: Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh, known for spates of controversies is again in news for the a wrong reason. Singh has been accused that he diverted funds meant for the OBC students .
The allegations have been made by the Parliamentarians who reportedly wrote a letter to the HRD Ministry regarding this misdemeanor of the university's VC.
According to NDTV report, Left leader Sitaram Yechury and Hussain Dalwi of congress have written a separate letter to HRD Minister Smriti Irani about this misappropriation of the fund by the head of the Delhi University (DU), a fountainhead of nation's intellectual capital.
Report further says that Education Minister Irani has forwarded the letter to President of the India who has the authority to decide fate of the incumbent VC of the Delhi University. It is being said that President has yet not seen the letter.
Last year both Singh and Government flexed muscle over conversion of three year undergraduate course to four years. After much uproar the idea was finally put into cold storage.
He was severely criticised for introducing semester system in three year programme after taking over the post from Professor Deepak Pental in 2010. In addition to this, according to an RTI report, money allocated for providing logical strength to students (around 172cr) was diverted under the pretext of buying laptops. He stocked another controversy when he was selected for Padma Shri award in January this year. Selection for this prestigious award was taken as pro quid quo approach of UPA for FYUP.
The credibility of incumbent VC was proved when DUTA president Nandita Narain said, "The awarding of the Padma Shri to the Prof. Singh is but a carrot to other V-Cs. It's inciting them to transgress democratic decision making, academic freedom in order to further the UPA's agenda of increasing enrolment without spending on additional teachers and infrastructure." His record as head of institution has been questioned time and again. According to unconfirmed reports, the VC is also known for doing crony politics in the university corridors.