The executive council members of the Delhi University on
Sunday severely criticised the varsity over its acceptance of a decision for
transfer of the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) to the
The members called the move 'biased' and 'undemocratic'.
"The important decision communicated to the Union Human
Resource Development Ministry on November 25. But the executive council was
informed about it in January, after a gap of two months. How can such a
decision be taken without the council's consent?" said a council member Abha
The Union Ministry had written to DU last October, reminding
it of the decision on UCMS. The university was asked to complete the paper
works within a month.
"The Cabinet, in its meeting held on August 25, 2005, had
taken a decision that the Delhi Government will make a proposal to the
Department of Secondary and Higher Education to take over UCMS [which will
remain affiliated to DU], [to] enable the government to run both the college
and hospital on the pattern of Maulana Azad College and associated hospitals,"
the Ministry Deputy Secretary had said in the letter.
The DU Registrar had sent the Ministry a consent letter in