Stephen’s governing body approves leave to DUTA prez
The St Stephen’s Governing Body on Tuesday approved the leave application of college professor Nandita Narain for contesting the DUTA polls after the same was turned down by principal Valson Thampu, prompting her to threaten legal action to pursue the matter.
Alleging “victimisation” and “harassment”, Narain who is seeking re-election as the Delhi University Teachers’ Association president, had yesterday threatened legal action against <g data-gr-id="25">Thampu</g> if she was not granted leave “within 24 hours”.
Narain, a mathematics professor, had applied for three <g data-gr-id="27">weeks’</g> earned leave so that she can campaign for the election slated for August 27.
<g data-gr-id="19">Thampu</g> had turned down the application, saying “cannot oblige”.
The Governing Body, which is the supreme <g data-gr-id="22">decision making</g> body, on Tuesday approved the leave application at an emergent meeting.
“The leave was approved by the Governing Body at the meeting today (Tuesday),” a GB member confirmed.
Narain has been at loggerheads with <g data-gr-id="20">Thampu</g> in the past as well, when she dragged him to court for ordering an institutional inquiry against her for allegedly defaming the institution.