RONO HILLS, May 3: The Rajiv Gandhi University authority has said it always welcomes constructive criticism from all stakeholders including the students, but given the present circumstances when the pandemic is turning worse the university cannot afford to allow laxity in the name of dissent and added saying in this hour of acute crisis, all are expected to exhibit utmost restraint and extend wholehearted cooperation so that we can contain the spread of Covid-19 and ultimately defeat Coronavirus, according to a statement issued by RGU Registrar Dr N T Rikam.
On the show cause notice issued to the general secretary of RGURSF (Rajiv Gandhi University Research Scholars’ Forum), the statement said: “It is to state that the university authority has exercised a normal process of addressing an issue or a complaint. It is to mention that written complaints have been received from different forums/associations against the GS of RGURSF for his unacceptable behavior in public and on social media platforms.”
Under normal official procedure, he has been served show cause notice to explain the reason for which he was supposed to submit explanation/clarification as sought for within a given period of time and there has not yet been any such decision whatsoever to rusticate or discontinue his scholarship without hearing his point of view or explanation through due process, added the RGU statement.
The statement repeatedly carried out in the newspaper(s) and social media platforms stating that the research scholars are allowed to remain in hostels at various institutions are false and misleading. All educational institutions, both government and private, including hostels are being closed down wef 1st of May, 2021 in the State, it said adding the RGU has not acted whimsically, hastily and unilaterally on its own. The decision has been taken in conformity with the directives of the Government and as per the Disaster Management Act 2005 keeping in view the severity of the pandemic situation, it further added.