Five employees of the faculty of agriculture of Annamalai University have been placed under suspension on the charges of indulging in malpractices in the disposal of paddy grown on the land owned by the faculty at Chidambaram.

On the direction of university administrator Shiv Das Meena, Registrar N.Panchanatham has issued the suspension orders to superintendent Krishnamurthy (48), assistant superintendent Gopal Ramalingam (42), Chellappan (50), Arul (48) and Murugan (40)

The farm faculty owns five acres of land on the university premises on which paddy crop is being grown on an experimental basis to train under-graduate students.

At the end of the season the paddy would be sold to the direct purchase centre located at Kodipallam.

For the current season the employees had reported harvest of 100 bags of paddy (62 kg bag each).

But when assistant administrative officer Dinesh Ponraj weighed the bags each contained 74 kg of paddy instead of 62 kg as reported.

It amounted to malpractices with the intention to cheat the university to the tune of Rs 50,000.

  • Employees indulged in malpractices in paddy disposal.

  • Bags with harvested paddy contained 74kg instead of 62 kg.