News Desk, Ground Report | One more development came up in the IIT Guwahati corruption case when Professor Uday S Dixit resigned from the high power committee to investigate the case against professor Brijesh Rai. In the mail he sent to the registrar and secretary Professor Uday wrote “Kindly place my resignation from the HPC to invesitigate cases against Dr. B.K. Rai. Recently I had to face undue pressure and also observed that proceedings have not been conducted properly. Hence, my professional ethics does not allow me to be a part of the committee.”
Reacting to this the whistleblower professor Brijesh Rai wrote on social media “ This is how the director of IIT G conductiong inquiry! By putting undue pressure on the committee members to give an adverse report against him. I admire Prof. Dixit that he did not succumb to the pressure of the director and instead preferred to resign. Later, the director abused, Insulted and threatened Prof. Dixit because he did not do what the director wanted him to do”.
I cannot imagine how these people get so much courage that they are not afraid to threaten people, indulge in criminal intimidation. Perhaps, they are assured that whatever they do, no action will be taken against them. Government is so much adamant to increase fee but does nothing against these officials and does not act on complaints of corruption.” is to be mentioned that Brijesh Rai is now expecting termination after he purportedly unearthed several cases of corruption in the institute that have snowballed into virtual “scams.”
He is alleging that the management is indulging in large-scale corruption thereby compromising with the future of the students.
Rai is an assistant professor in the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering and has been in the limelight over the last few years for frequently pointing out instances of corruption in the institute. The professor claims that the administration called him for a final hearing on the charges against him and from their reaction and through other sources, he has come to believe he could soon be get terminated from his services.
According to the case against Rai, the administration has charged him with misconduct for sending an email to ISRO alleging corruption in the recruitment process. In the show cause, the institute has charged Rai under four sections — that Rai contacted ISRO without keeping the IIT administration in the loop, so he didn’t “follow protocol”, secondly, his action was ‘unbecoming of a faculty member’, thirdly, Rai has caused embarrassment to the institute and its relationship with ISRO and finally, Rai has been accused of trying to defame the institute by bringing up these serious allegations.