Cluster University Srinagar
Cluster University Srinagar

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Friday ordered an enquiry into how retired officers were allowed to continue their services in Cluster University Srinagar.

According to the news agency KNO, the Government has appointed Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary to Government, Housing and Urban Development Department, as an inquiry officer in the matter.

The officer has been asked to enquire into how retired officers were allowed to continue in Cluster University Srinagar and to fix the responsibility of the officers/officials who exceeded their authority and passed orders without the approval of the competent authority.

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“The special secretary to the government, Higher Education Department shall be the presenting officer in the case and the inquiry officer shall submit the report within a period of one month,” reads the order.

Meanwhile, a top official said that five Principals were appointed as Deans in CUS in 2017-18. “Three of them retired during their stint at CUS but they continued to work as Deans on orders of the Higher Education department,” the official said.

The officials further said their salary was withheld but they got it on the intervention of the court.

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