Joint Action Committee members of NEHU stage a silent protest in the campus on Tuesday Credit: EastMojo

Shillong: The Joint Action Committee of North Eastern Hills University (NEHU) comprising of NEHUTA, NEHUNTSA and NEHUSU held a silent protest on Tuesday demanding that outgoing vice-chancellor Prof SK Srivastava’s term should not be extended.

According to the organisers, Professor Srivastava has performed poorly and has not done much for the university in his tenure as VC.

Maintaining the health protocols, the teaching association along with the non-teaching staff association held placards which read — ‘Down Down Autocracy Honour Ordinances’, ‘Leave on 23 September, 2020’, ‘No Extension To Non-Performer VC’

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While speaking to chairman of Joint Action Committee, Prof Xavier Mao, he said that the VC has never called any meetings which is the University Code.

The university annual account, annual report, annual budget are to be approved but without calling a meeting he has been doing it illegally and even giving wrong information to Parliament.

“Another important body that is Board of Research Studies where the various research activities are to be coordinated and discussed. But this VC during his 5 years of tenure he has not called a single meeting and various other issues that he has violated,” he alleged

The organisations have reiterated that the VC should not seek a single day extension beyond his tenure that is 23 September, 2020.

Meanwhile, the vice-chancellor SK Srivastava could not be contacted despite several attempts.

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