The Rajshahi University vice chancellor has questioned whether it is in UGC's jurisdiction to conduct such an inquiry. Can you legally carry out such an inquiry?
We certain can. He is wrong. He would know that if he had read the UGC Order 1973 where UGC can do anything as directed by the government. So this is above debate.
After the UGC investigations, the Rajshahi University vice chancellor called a press briefing and termed the UGC report as 'biased'. What is your response?
UGC can never conduct biased investigations and never does so. UGC is a regulatory body. It scrutinises all information and evidence and always conducts a neutral inquiry. It has done so this time too.
Does UGC's responsibility end with the submission of the report?
Our duty ends here. The UGC formed the inquiry committee, we conducted the investigations and have submitted the report to him. As convenor of the committee or member, I have to comment on what happens next.
Don't you want action to be taken based on the inquiry report?
Of course we do. If anyone carries out a task with an objective, they will certain want to see results.
Won't you conduct inquiries into the various allegations against the administration of different universities too, other than just Rajshahi University?
There are on-going investigations. Nothing is at a standstill.