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DVAC files FIR against former VC, Registrar of Annamalai varsity
24 October 2018

Accused of diverting funds, violating norms in recruitments

Nearly five years after the Tamil Nadu government took over control of Annamalai University, a private institution that ran into a major financial crisis, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption(DVAC) registered a First Information Report (FIR) against its then Vice-Chancellor M. Ramanathan and former Registrar M. Rathinasabapathy accusing them of mismanaging funds.

Prof. Ramanathan had served as the Vice-Chancellor between 2008 and 2013 and Mr. Rathinasabapathy was Registrar and Adviser from 1999 to 2012.

According to DVAC Deputy Superintendent of Police S. Sankar, the two abused their official positions and fraudulently allowed certain individuals to gain undue pecuniary advantage, thereby causing a financial loss to the university.

No approval

The DVAC said that during the financial years 2008-2009 and 2012-13 ‘Major Grants’ received from the State government were diverted for conducting self-financing courses. Candidates were recruited without approval from the government, reference to employment exchange and following the communal roster system.

“It is further revealed that appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff between 2008-09 and 2012-13 has been increased irrationally and the student-teacher ratio was not followed in the appointment of teachers. The enrolment of student strength in the study centres was declining annually whereas the appointment of staff increased,” the DVAC report said.



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