Resignation of IITD Director: MHRD clarifies

Mathrubhumi Education Online

New Delhi, Dec 28,2014: The Ministry of HRD has given the following clarification in connection with the resignation of IIT Delhi. The clarification comes in the wake of media reports mentioning that IIT-Delhi Director has resigned resisting government pressure.

MHRD says that the news item reported in the media is factually inaccurate and incorrect and unnecessarily drags the Ministry into issues where no direction has been issued by the Ministry. There is neither any request from Sachin Tendulkar for the ground of IIT for running a Cricket Academy nor any instruction from Ministry of HRD to provide the same. Ministry of HRD has neither forwarded Swamy’s request to IIT-Delhi nor given any direction to make payment of arrears to Swamy. Views of DoPT and Finance Ministry have been sought on the matter.

Chairman, IIT-Delhi has forwarded Director’s resignation letter on 26th December evening for Appointing Authority’s decision following due process. Resignation can only be accepted by the Appointing Authority. It will have to go to the President for his approval as the Visitor of IIT-Delhi.


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