Indore: Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya will get its first Lokpal (ombudsman) before commencement of new academic session on July 1. He will be a retired judge. The state government has sent names of three former judges to DAVV.
“Process of appointment of Lokpal at DAVV is in its final leg. University on Friday received a panel of three members from Department of Higher Education with directions to appoint one of them as Lokpal,” vice- chancellor Dr Narendra Dhakad said.
As per University Grants Commission (Student Grievance Redressal) Regulations 2012, every university has to appoint a Lokpal who will be responsible for redressal of grievances pertaining to admission, delay in examinations, results, harassment etc.
The Lokpal will be a parttime officer to be appointed for a period of three years or until he attains the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier. As per the Regulations 2012, the Lokpal should be a judge not below the rank of district judge or a retired professor who has at least 10 years of experience as a professor.
Citing the UGC Regulations, Department of Higher Education (DHE) had invited applications from candidates till May 26 and constituted a search panel comprising Rani Durgavati University vice-chancellor Kapil Dev Mishra, Mahatma Gandhi Gramoday University vice-chancellor NC Gautam, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (Private) University vice-chancellor Sugriv Singh Kushwah and secretary (higher education). The search panel shortlisted a penal of three members and gave it to the DHE which in turn forwarded it to DAVV.