Central university of Gujarat:
Nepotism can get you very far in the world if you’ve got the right connections. That’s what happened in Gujarat central university which famed its name in nepotism as its vice chancellor S.A. Bari appointed his wife as a professor in the university without any recruitment procedure.
Professor S. A. Bari himself joined the Central University of Gujarat as its second Vice Chancellor on 25th August 2014 and within two years he exercised his power to assign his wife Dr. Rachel Bari as a professor on deputation in English Department. This deputation is said to be taken pace through illegal means.
This revelation is claimed by a journalist Shakti Prasad Nayak who is very sure of the continuous corruption associated with the appointment of lecturers in CUG. According to Nayak, it is not a first time that a professor is appointed through illegal means but there are many more whose assignation cannot be justified.
Moreover, the forceful exercise of power on students and other members of administration by VC might had shut their mouths to complain against it which can be one of the reasons why this issue is not discussed by anyone anywhere.
HRD minister Smirti Irani also appear silent on this internal duplicity in CUG because Nayak has already written two letters to HRD ministry in account of this but a reply has not been made nor an investigation committee has been set up till now. Possibility is less that those letters have not reached to her but until she herself comes forward and provides a satisfactory assurance in this case, it shows the lack of vim of the HRD ministry.
Such deputation denies other candidates career opportunities that might need it more or deserved it more. This case also questions ‘the idol image’ of Gujarat created by Modi ji whether that portrayal of the state without any corruption and deceitfulness is loyal or is it just lacks the careful observation by media?