Hyderabad: Demanding that the State government order CID inquiry into the alleged corruption and irregularities in the Shathavahana University, TPCC official spokesperson Konagala Mahesh has demanded that Deputy Chief Minister incharge of Education Minister Kadiam Srihari tender his resignation owning the responsibility to corruption and irregularities taking place in universities.
Speaking to the media here on Tuesday at Gandhi Bhavan, Mahesh alleged that the Education department was becoming a center for the corrupt people. He claimed that the Shathavahana University has become a center for the scams these days and the officials concerned were selling professor posts making them as market goods fixing price to them. The corruption and irregularities were taking place in the universities just because there were no vice-chancellors. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was playing games with the future of the students. The government was not following the norms of the University Grants Commission (UGC) in appointing the Academic Consultancies and Part Time Faculty.
He also questioned the State government, which announced the names saying that they were ineligible for academic consultancies and removed them, to tell as to why it was appointed again within few days. The government was constructing buildings for the sake of commissions though they were not useful to the universities, he alleged and said that he has several doubts on the appointment of assistant professors appointed in the year 2015 in Shathavahana University. He also demanded the state government to conduct inquiry into the role of in-charge vice-chancellor Janardhan Reddy in the corruption.
He said the role of Kadiam Srihari and in-charge registrar Komal Reddy, who was the main culprit in the episode, will come out if the CBCID taken up the inquiry into it. He demanded that the state government initiate action against those involved in the scam and warned the State government that the Congress party will announce its action plan to clean the Education department.