Published: 28th August 2018
Hyderabad HC asks Centre to decide a competent authority by September 10 to audit UoH
Petitioner's counsel B Rachna Reddy submitted that several irregularities in respect of University funds, appointments, encroachments and so on took place during the previous Vice-Chancellor's term
A division bench of the Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday directed the central government to inform who is the competent statutory authority to audit the expenditure of the University of Hyderabad.
The bench of Chief Justice TBN Radhakrishnan and Justice V Ramasubramanian was dealing with a PIL filed by the Rights Society, represented by its president A Venkateswara Reddy, seeking probe into alleged financial irregularities running into crores of rupees pertaining to the varsity during the years 2012-2015 involving former Vice-Chancellor Prof Ramakrishna Ramaswamy and professor T Amarnath.
Petitioner's counsel B Rachna Reddy submitted that several irregularities in respect of University funds, appointments, encroachments and so on took place during the previous vice-chancellor's term. She urged the court to order for a probe into the issue.
After hearing the case, the bench directed the Assistant Solicitor General Lakshman to ascertain the information as to who was the competent authority to audit the income and expenditure of the said university and to submit details before the court by September 10 and adjourned the hearing.