Bribery row in MG varsity: Documents reveal Unions intervened in appointment

Vigilance inspecting university | Photo: Screengrab

Kottayam: Documents to reveal the involvement of Left-supported union in the appointment row in Mahatma Gandhi University has surfaced. The union had allegedly intervened in the appointment of University Assistant CJ Elsy, who was arrested for demanding bribe from a student for issuing her mark list. The employees' union had handed over a letter to the Vice-Chancellor to amend the guidelines in the appointment of assistants which is done through change in posts had come to light.

CJ Elsy was arrested two days back for demanding a bribe of Rs 1.5 lakhs for issuing a mark list aalong with a provisional certificate to a MBA student.

The appointment of non-teaching staff was entrusted to Public Service Commission in 2016. An order to appoint those who are being promoted from a post which comprises less than 2 per cent to the rank of University Assistant was prevailing then. Later, the 2 per cent limit was increased to 4 per cent with the increasing demand from the service unions.

Vigilance has also initiated a probe over Elsy’s qualification. Elsy joined MG University as a peon in 2010. She had not even passed SSLC then. But when the staff in the lower grade were considered for the post of University Assistant in 2016, Elsy had completed SSLC, Plus Two equivalent examination along with a regular degree from MG University. Hence the vigilance doubts her qualification and will initiate an investigation regarding this.

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