Pokhara University hit by corruption scandal

- POST REPORT, Pokhara

Nov 1, 2014-

Academic and administrative works at Pokhara University (PU) have been affected after the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) suspended 23 sitting and former staff on corruption charge.

The CIAA has also filed a case against PU Vice-chancellor Khagendra Prasad Bhattarai, Register Man Bahadur KC and Exam Controller Balaram Bhattarai, among others, at the Special Court.

Acting Deputy Administrator of PU Roshan Pandey said that they could not call the general meeting of the university to amend the university policy, programmes and regulations after the corruption scandal.

Account and technical sections of the university have been closed while the process of providing scholarship and result publications have also been affected, Pandey said. The enrolment programme is also likely to be hit, he added.

A PU officials said that Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, in his capacity as the university chancellor, should take initiatives to resolve the problems. The representatives of PU Lecturers’ Association have gone to Kathmandu to meet PM Koirala.

Published: 02-11-2014 09:21

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