I’ve sent my resignation to President, says Visva Bharati V-C

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Visva Bharati vice-chancellor Sushanta Dattagupta, who has sent his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee, on Saturday said he was not given a chance to defend himself against charges of administrative and financial wrongdoing.

Dattagupta said, “Yes, I have sent my resignation to the President but I have got no word on whether it has been accepted. I was not given a chance to defend myself.”

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The 68-year-old physicist’s resignation comes in the wake of revelations that the Ministry of Human Resource Development has sent a report to President Mukherjee recommending his removal.

The recommendation was based on the findings of MHRD’s three-member committee to investigate the allegations against Dattagupta.

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Allegations against Dattagupta include drawing salary from Visva Bharati and pension from Jawaharlal Nehru University simultaneously in alleged violation of the law and making irregular appointments.

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