New Delhi. There are barely five months left for Dheeraj Sharma, director of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM Rohatak) Rohtak, to end his five-year term. But the central government is yet to get his bachelor’s degree. Records show that the education ministry has written to him twice this year asking for attested copies of his educational certificates. But till now he has not given any answer to it. Let us tell you that his appointment has been challenged in the court. The special thing is that the government has defended the allegations of disqualification against him.
According to the English newspaper Indian Express, the first letter of the ministry was sent to Dheeraj Sharma on 18 February. On June 28, he was again sent a reminder letter. But he did not give any answer to this. Please tell that the appointment of Sharma has been challenged in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The petitioner has alleged that the director, among other things, misrepresented his educational qualifications and hence he is not eligible to continue in the post.
Let us tell you that to get appointed as a director in IIM, first of all a first class bachelor’s degree is necessary. Only after this the second degree is seen. Dheeraj Sharma has an MBA degree from Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University. He also holds a PhD degree from Louisiana Tech University (LTU), USA. The copy of both these degrees is with the Ministry of Education. But there is no official record of his bachelor’s degree. It is not clear how Sharma’s appointment was approved in February 2017 without this document.
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Government’s argument in court
According to the paper, it has been learned that the senior counsel of the ministry, who is representing the government in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, has asked the government to take Sharma’s bachelor’s degree. In its affidavit in February this year, the government defended the appointment and urged the court to dismiss the petition, saying the petitioners have no right. The government argued that none of the 60 applicants for the director’s job had challenged the appointment.
degree of suspense
The ministry submitted copies of Sharma’s MBA and PhD degrees, but not his bachelor’s degrees. After this he sent her two reminders. When asked about the degree, Sharma declined to comment. Sources close to him said he had given “whatever was required” to the ministry to verify his eligibility. According to sources, he has a bachelor’s degree from Delhi University.
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