Statistical Institute chief removed
Bimal Roy, Director of the prestigious Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) has been removed from the post on apprehension that he may indulge in indiscipline and mischief including financial impropriety.
The removal by the central government comes less than two months before the end of his tenure on July 31. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Director-designate, who is at present on the faculty of the ISI, has been asked to discharge all administrative, financial and other duties of Director till July 31.
She will take over as Director from August 1. On June 8, the appointment of Bandyopadhyay as director from August 1, 2015 by the ISI Council was accepted by the government which directed that
disciplinary action may be taken against Bimal Roy. Roy could not be reached for his reaction.