Delhi University Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi placed under suspension on President’s orders, ministry of education officials said on Wednesday. This decision of suspension by the President comes during a heated dispute between the university and the education ministry over recent decisions on crucial appointments made by VC and their compliance with university guidelines.
Officials told the news agency PTI that orders issued by now-suspended varsity’s VC Tyagi during his period of absence on medical ground will be treated as null and void
President Ram Nath Kovind, who is the Visitor of the university, has issued approval to suspend VC on Tuesday
“The president has given his assent for a probe into issues of misgovernance. The Union education ministry has raised questions about the governance of the varsity and the consent has been received. The ministry will now set up a committee that will probe the issues,” said an education ministry official.
The high-voltage drama has been unfolding at Delhi University since Tuesday, where two factions of the university supporting two registrars, two pro-vice chancellors, and two directors of South Campus.