Friday, December 17, 2010

[ZESTCaste] President asks Orissa to act against ‘casteist’ principal

President asks Orissa to act against 'casteist' principal

Debabrata Mohanty Posted online: Fri Dec 17 2010, 00:25 hrs
Bhubaneswar : President Pratibha Patil's secretariat has written to
Orissa Chief Secretary B K Patnaik asking about action taken against
the principal of a government college who has been accused of passing
casteist remarks against a Dalit woman lecturer and mentally harassing
her. The letter from the President's Secretariat was sent to the Chief
Secretary recently. The Dalit woman, an English lecturer at FM College
in Balasore district, had accused the principal of the institution,
Gyana Ranjan Panda, of verbally abusing her and passing casteist
remark in April 2009, a day after she finished her class 15 minutes
before the scheduled time. Panda, when contacted, denied the
allegations saying he was trying to "discipline the staff". "There
have been seven inquiries in this regard. I fail to understand how the
eighth probe found me guilty," he said.Higher Education Secretary
Madhusudan Padhi said departmental proceedings will be against Panda.


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