The Board of Directors (GB) of the College of Vocational Studies (CVS) decided to conduct an independent external audit of âall accountsâ of the college and to set up an independent agency to verify the quality of the materials used for the construction of a new building on the campus.
The ruling follows allegations of financial and administrative irregularities against Principal Inderjeet Dagar.
As reported earlier by The Indian Express, the principal was also passed under the scanner when 180 books worth Rs 1 lakh bought for the library of the college never reached it. Dagar was one of the show cause notices issued. In this regard, the GB said it was awaiting responses to all show cause notices.
At its July 17 meeting, the GB decided to set up a commission of inquiry into “various complaints by teachers” against Dagar. The committee is expected to submit the report within two months.
Dagar did not respond to calls and messages seeking comment.
The board of trustees also “decided to authorize the chairman of the board of trustees to appoint the auditor, in accordance with the rules of the university” and “to institute an independent audit of all the accounts of the college”. One of the aspects that will be reviewed is the IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) study center in the college, and to âreview and review details of income received and expenses incurred (annually)â thereon, since the principal allegedly claimed that the college did not receive funds from IGNOU to operate it.
Also on the agenda of the meeting was âto consider the appointment of an independent agency to verify the quality of construction / construction materials of theâ new building under construction âat the Collegeâ.
âThe Board of Directors condemned the parallel agenda and the minutes circulated by the Members’ Secretary (Dagar) as well as the communication sent to the university authorities against the Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors has decided to send a firm warning letter to the membership secretary to refrain from such acts in the future, âthe minutes said.
GB President Rajan Chopra told The Indian Express the decision was necessary because he was receiving “many complaints” from teachers. âHe (Dagar) manipulates and falsifies meeting minutes, and I have several complaints of financial irregularities against him, including the use of substandard materials for the upcoming building. I have asked for an audit of all bank accounts so that we know where the money is coming and going and things become clear, âhe said.