Anna univ suspends 30 staff over revaluation scam

The Anna University has suspended more than 30 temporary staff members for their alleged involvement in the revaluation scandal, which made big news in the State last August.
Anna univ suspends 30 staff over revaluation scam
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Soon after the scam was unearthed by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC), Vice-Chancellor Dr M K Surappa constituted an internal committee comprising senior professors and staff of the university.

Several documents relating to the alleged irregularities in the revaluation and those pertaining to properties of the accused were seized.

The University’s former controller of examinations G V Uma, who is the prime suspect in the case, was placed under suspension, while action was also taken against ten professors.

Anna University sources said that the committee had submitted a report containing the list of 37 university staff involved in the scam. Subsequently, after consulting with the university’s syndicate members, suspension orders were served on them. All the suspended staff are contract employees in the institution.

Sources added that some of the suspended staff were working in the university campus, while a few were from constituent colleges in the State.

The action was taken based on information received from “reliable sources” that the accused had allegedly received money from engineering students, who had sought revaluation.

The syndicate members also suggested a permanent committee be constituted to monitor all the activities being under taken by the institution and its constituent colleges.

The Vice-Chancellor briefed the syndicate members on the various steps taken by the internal investigation committee, which is probing into the case.

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