Drew more than Rs 94 lakhs as salary in four years.
New Delhi: A CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General) report has pointed out that a director of the Directorate of Hindi Medium Implementation (DHMI) was retained without authorisation and that she drew a salary of more than Rs 94 lakh over a period of four years.
On June 26, 2006, the Delhi University had taken out an advertisement for the post of director for DHMI at usual allowances as admissible under the university rules.
The last date for submitting application was August 10, 2006. A selection committee was constituted for the same and it called seven candidates for interview. One candidate by the name of Dr Asha Gupta, who had applied on March 1, 2007, was also considered for this post.
The committee recommended her for the post on May 8 in spite of the fact that her application was received 7 months after the last date of submission.
An offer of appointment was issued to Dr Gupta on June 27. Notably, she joined as the director of DHMI on September 3, 2007.
As per the university’s Non-teaching Employees (Terms and Conditions of Service) Rules 1971, the retirement age for the non-academic post is 60 years.
The Executive Council (EC) of the university, on 27 December, 2007, resolved that the post of director for DHMI may be treated as teaching fraternity and that the retirement age for the same may be raised from 60 to 65 years.
The audit observed that after six years, the university sent this resolution to the University Grant Commission (UGC) on September 12, 2013, for consideration and approval even though a similar proposal was already rejected by the commission in September 1982. The UGC did not agree to this proposal and requested the university to withdraw the same.
It was also observed that the university did not adhere to the instructions of the commission. and allowed Dr Gupta, who was to be superannuated as per rule on April 30, 2012, to continue her job as the director of the DHMI and enjoy full benefits of the regular post till April 30, 2017.