A former faculty member of NIPER, Dr Prikshit Bansal, has challenged the appointment of Prof Saranjit Singh as officiating director of the institute. He submitted a complaint to the Registrar-cum-Central Vigilance Officer (CVO), NIPER, alleging that as per the Vigilance rules, an official facing charges (which are criminal in nature) could not even continue on his/her existing post. “Here, he has been given the charge of officiating director, which is completely against the rules,” alleged Dr Bansal. He asked the authorities to seek a clarification in this matter from the Ministry (if required).
CBI, Chandigarh has registered an FIR against Prof. Saranjit Singh, Head, Pharmaceutical Analysis, NIPER, Mohali and copy of the FIR was duly sent to NIPER CVO.
it is alleged that Dr. Saranjit Singh Professor NIPER was responsible for the irregularities in the Scheme N-13- technology development center (formulation). The cost of the center was escalated from 60 lakhs to 11 crore and amount of Rs 545 lacs was spent for the same but the allocation of funds for such project was only Rs 60 lacs.the plant is still not functional.