New Delhi, Apr 6 (PTI) The JNU Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) said today it would write to the prime minister and the president, seeking their intervention to stop the alleged violation of the reservation policy by the varsity administration.
JNUTA president Sonajharia Minz alleged that the JNU has “slipped into a state of administrative authoritarianism” under Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar.
Minz alleged “democratic institutional practices created with care, and ordained by the university’s Acts and Statutes, have been replaced with arbitrary and authoritarian functioning”.
“In a letter, we would appeal to the President of India, the Prime Minister and the Union Minister for Human Resources and Development to look into the matter,” she told reporters.
Two days ago, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union had petitioned Lok Sabha’s Committee on Petitions to restore reservation benefits awarded to students belonging to backward classes.
The JNUSU had flagging alleged tampering of reservation policy during admissions by the JNU administration.
“Earlier it was 70 marks for written test, 30 marks for viva. Combined marks of both would be considered for selection, besides properly fulfilling the reservation norms,” JNUSU president Geeta Kumari earlier said.
More than 30 parliamentarians have also written to Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar seeking his intervention into the matter.
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