<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" bgColor=#ffffff border=0><TBODY><TR><TD colSpan=2>Tuesday, 05 June , 2007, 04:45 </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=2 height=8></TD></TR><TR class=ash12normal><TD bgColor=#ffffff colSpan=2><!-- google_ad_section_start=sify_article -->Kurukshetra: A senior teacher of Kurukshetra University, who had sought some information from the authorities under the RTI Act, has been suspended by the university administration
The reason for the suspension of the electronics teacher, Dushyant Kumar, has not been clarified in the suspension letter.
Kumar and the university administration have been locking horns for the last three years as he had made several representations to the vice chancellor and even to the Governor against "prejudicial actions of the college and university administration", university sources said.
He had also sought some information from the college under the RTI Act which was perhaps resented by the administration, the sources added.
This episode has created ripples among the teachers of the university and the academicians of the state and the rumours of many kinds are afloat about the tussle between the Vice chancellor Dr RP Hooda and Dr LC Gupta who were once close associates in the university but had antagonised their relations lately.
Appellant in his letter also mentioned that he would like to place on record the fact that he was a frequent air traveller and was apprehensive that because of his action under the RTI Act, his movements would be hindered or obstructed at Airports in the country. The Commission would like to place this on record and advise the authorities concerned that no citizen of the country should harbour any such apprehension. There have been cases of victimization of persons who had resorted to the RTI. The Commission asks the authorities concerned to ensure that no such action is taken whereby the applicant of the RTI is made to feel that he is either harmed or affected in any way because of his action pertaining to the RTI application.
Full decision at: http://cic.gov.in/CIC-Orders/Decision_27012007_3.pdf