Panel rubbishes 14 allegations made against authorities as baseless
The Legislative Council Committee on Assurances has announced that a full-fledged enquiry is being conducted into the unpleasant affairs on Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University (SVVU) campus in Tirupati.
The panel, which met at the varsity campus here on Thursday with its head B. Chengalrayulu in the chair, went through the 23 allegations made against the authorities and rubbished 14 of them, terming them as baseless.
No sign of violation
However, the members smelt a rat in nine allegations as they did reflect either non-adherence to or lack of awareness on technicalities.
The panel also made it clear that there was, however, no sign of any gross violation of rules or financial misappropriation. “Technical sanction has been given to the bills pertaining to travel allowance, purchase of furniture and new vehicles, compound wall for the Vice-Chancellor's bungalow, solar fencing, etc., as the university enjoys the status of autonomy,” Mr. Chengalrayulu said.
Addressing a media conference along with other panel members T.G.V. Krishna Reddy, Kola Rajyalakshmi, V.Varada Rama Rao, B.Narayana Rao and Jelly Wilson, he pointed out that the scope for confusion and vociferous accusations of corruption could have been eliminated, had the authorities taken prior permission from the government.
The staff members at the lower-level should not be made scapegoats for such commissions and omissions, he observed, adding a word of caution to the Vice-Chancellor, Registrar and other top officials to act with enhanced transparency henceforth.