16 students of Delhi University’s Daulat Ram College move court over admissions

first_imgSixteen students are fighting a legal battle to salvage their future after their admissions were cancelled following allegations of irregularities regarding admitting them under the sports quota to Delhi University’s Daulat Ram College.The entire issueOn August 2, the admission of 16 girls under the sports quota was cancelled by college Principal Savita Roy through a notice, conveying that admission of those admitted under the first list — issued on July 9 — “stands cancelled” and asked them to re-register on August 4 and 6.The college, however, in another communique issued on August 7, invited 12 out of 16 students to get admission under changed courses.No such offer was extended to four students, who, Roy has alleged, do not have the “merit” to be in the college and who managed to get admission only through “favouritism”.Petition by students to Delhi GovernmentThrough a writ petition in the Delhi High Court, students have since managed to get a stay on the August 2 notice. The court has asked the college to allow all students in the class until the next hearing on October 11.”Sixteen of us decided to not re-register ourselves and went to court because the principal said ”girls with high scores who didn’t get chance earlier as they were not given their preferred subjects should be given a chance, and I feel bad about them, this is why you should re-register”. Which is unfair,” a student who stood to lose her seat told news agency IANS.Explanation by principalIn her explanation, Roy stood by her decision against the four students and alleged irregularities committed by the sports committee in-charge in following the university guidelines and favouring certain students.advertisementRead: Following protests, TISS told to waive off hostel, dining charges for SC, ST students”I found that UG bulletin was not followed by the sports committee in admitting the students. For example in tennis, in which we have reserved two seats, the first and fourth ranks were given admission and not second and third, who were asked by the committee to wait for the second list,” she said.Counsel appearing for the students said the principal’s reasons for cancelling the admission are unsound and arbitrary.”Even if there are irregularities, there’s a procedure to follow. Did she convene a sports committee? Did the committee acknowledge in the minutes that there were any irregularities? She did not do it.,” said the advocate Mohit Gupta.”First she cancelled all 16 students and then she re-admitted 12 of them. There must be some record that those four students have done something wrong. There isn’t any,” advocate Gupta told IANSRead: Two IIT Hyderabad professors make it to NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Awards 2018last_img read more

Seventh TAJ Employee Arrested in Missing Motor Vehicle Registration Certificates Investigation

first_imgAs the Revenue Protection Division (RPD) continues its pursuit and investigation into the missing high value documents from the Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), on April 19, 2013, officers from the Division arrested and charged Derrick Smalling, with one count each of Conspiracy to Defraud, breach of the Corruption Prevention Act and Falsification of Accounts.The missing documents include motor vehicle registration certificates, blank Drivers Licences (Teslins) and blank motor vehicle titles.Mr. Smalling, a cashier from the Savanna-La-Mar Tax Office, was charged with issuing substitute registration documents for motor vehicles, including a motor vehicle registration certificate – which was found on a motor vehicle other than the one it was issued for.He is set to return to Court on July 9, 2013.The RPD is reminding members of the public that the presentation of fraudulent documents is an offence and that the full force of the law will be brought to bear on the offenders.The Division is also imploring members of the public who may have information regarding the possession, or use of motor vehicle documents suspected to be fraudulent, or information concerning suspected fraudulent activities as it relates to Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), to contact the Revenue Protection Division at [email protected] or 1 – 888 – CALLRPD (225-5773).Re-established as a division of the Ministry of Finance in June 2008, the RPD, as one of four entities under the Ministry’s Enforcement, Regulations and Compliance Programme, is specifically mandated to protect the Government’s Revenue through the enforcement of the Revenue and Customs laws, conducting investigations, minimizing corruption within the Revenue Services and fraud against the revenue, and improving the efficiency of revenue collection.CONTACT: Revenue Protection Division (RPD)c/o Communication & Public Relations Unit,Ministry of Finance & Planning30 National Heroes CircleKingston 3.Tel: 928 – 5141Fax: 928 – 9648Email: [email protected]last_img read more