1. IIT Delhi’s Sachin Tendulkar, Subramanian Swamy row: Boost for Raghunath Shevgaonkar, asso tells Smriti Irani’s HRD Ministry to lay off

IIT Delhi’s Sachin Tendulkar, Subramanian Swamy row: Boost for Raghunath Shevgaonkar, asso tells Smriti Irani’s HRD Ministry to lay off

The IIT Delhi Alumni Association today came out in support of Raghunath Shevgaonkar, who quit as Director amid a controversy over alleged pressure by Smriti Irani's HRD Ministry.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: December 29, 2014 4:06 PM
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Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to express his anguish on his name being dragged in the controversy even as HRD Minister Smriti Irani called a meet to sort out the matter.

The IIT Delhi Alumni Association today came out in support of Raghunath K S Shevgaonkar, who quit as Director of the institute amid a controversy over alleged pressure by Union Minister Smriti Irani’s HRD Ministry on him.

In a resolution adopted, the association asked Raghunath Shevgaonkar to continue in the post and also cautioned the Ministry against interfering in the autonomy of the IIT system to enable it to function “smoothly”.

“It is further resolved that IIT Delhi Alumni Association is fully behind the Director and request him to continue leading this illustrious institution to greater heights,” it said.

 Check out what Sachin Tendulkar had to say on Twitter:

 

Shevgaonkar sent his resignation letter to Chairman of IIT Board of Governors Vijay P Bhatkar on Friday evening in which he cited “personal reasons”.

“We resolve that the autonomy of the IIT system being extremely important for the development of the nation, should not be interfered by the HRD Ministry in order to have smooth functioning of the IITs,” the resolution added.

The Ministry had yesterday denied a media report that said Shevgaonkar resigned after he was allegedly put under pressure from the HRD Ministry to accede to two demands–to provide the IIT ground for a cricket academy Sachin Tendulkar allegedly wants to open and to pay nearly Rs 70 lakh to Swamy, a former IIT-D faculty member, as his “salary dues” between 1972 and 1981.

“There is neither any request from Sachin Tendulkar for the ground of IIT for running a Cricket Academy nor any instruction from HRD Ministry to provide the same,” it said.

Tendulkar had also denied the allegation.

Shevgaonkar resigned with more than two years of his tenure left.

Chairman of the institute’s Board of Governors Vijay P Bhatkar said he was unaware of any pressure exerted upon Shevgaonkar.

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