CIAA seizes papers from Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU)



The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has seized documents related to recruitment of deputy professors on contract basis from Agriculture and Forestry University, Chitwan after complaints were registered against the recruitment process.

Based on the decision of CIAA, a team from its Hetauda-based office reached university on Friday and took control of the documents, the anti-graft body said.

Complaints were registered with the CIAA, charging the university authorities with making efforts to appoint kins of the current professors and staffers by ‘unjustly’ disqualifying candidates with doctorate degrees on one pretext or another. 

“We found some hints about possible irregularities during our initial investigation and took control of the documents,” said CIAA Spokesperson Padam Prasad Pandey.

The intervention of the CIAA has stopped the university’s plan to take interviews of the shortlisted candidates on March 3 and 4. On June 18 last year, the university had issued a vacancy notice seeking applications for the eight deputy professors.

Source: Kathmandu Post, published on 25th, Feb, 2018.