A day after Nepali Congress leader and Constituent Assembly member Sujata Koirala raised the issue of corruption at Purbanchal University (PU) at the Legislative Parliament, an all-party delegation along with leader Koirala has submitted a memorandum to the PU Chancellor and Prime Minister Sushil Koirala. The delegation has drawn the attention of the Prime Minister regarding the factionalism of the PU officials, their irresponsibility, irregularity and institutional corruption that has plagued the university.
The delegation of 21 political parties and organizations led by the PU Reform Campaign coordinator Mahesh Regmi has expressed its dissatisfaction with the PM regarding the lack of any actions despite a complaint lodged by Ministry of Education at Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA). They have also drawn the attention of the PM for the implementation of two separate reports of the high level probe committee regarding the irregularities and the problems of the PU.
They have also urged the Prime Minister Koirala, who is also the chancellor of the PU, to take action against the PU officials found involved in the irregularities by the probe committee reports. The delegation team members have also apprised PM Koirala about the dilapidated condition of the TU infrastructure and exploitation of the resources by the corrupt officials.
Meanwhile, PM Koirala has assured the delegation team that he will initiate appropriate action against the responsible authorities. He has also directed Education Minister and Vice chancellor of PU Chitra Lekha Yadav, who was also present in the meeting, to take necessary steps for resolving the problems of the university.