Yogendra Yadav sacked from UGC

By on September 18, 2013


Activist Yogendra Yadav was sacked from the UGC for being a member of Aam Aadmi Party. The government said his association with the apex body of higher education may give scope for the body’s “future politicisation.”

HRD Ministry issued him a notice on September 4 citing conflict of interest as “his antecedents and credentials at the time of his appointment in 2011 and now stand substantially altered.”

In its order, the Ministry said, “The central government in pursuance of powers vested under Rule 6 of UGC (Disqualification, Retirement and Conditions of Service of the Members) Rules 1992 hereby retires Yogendra Yadav from the post of member UGC with immediate effect.”

Mr. Yadav replied on September 10 whether the Ministry would have acted with similar “zeal” had he joined the Congress.

Yadav referred to Acharya Narendra Deva, a national president of Socialist Party, was appointed the Vice Chancellor of two universities consecutively.

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