An anonymous complaint in this regard was recently sent to the ministry of chemical and fertilizers, department of pharmaceuticals.
Prof USN Murty, was assigned the charge of officiating director by the ministry of chemical and fertilizers, department of pharmaceuticals on March 3rd. He also holds the charge of director NIPER Guwahati. Sources confirm that in the past one month, Dr Murty visited the institute three times and due to his dual charge, he constituted a committee for taking care of the institute in his absence. When the registrar Wg Cdr (Retd) PJP Waraich was asked about the committee he confirmed, "The director has constituted a committee of three senior professors including Prof Saranjit. This committee takes all administrative decisions."
Last year, CBI had raided the offices and residence of eight accused faculty at the institute. The institute was in the spotlight, when a case of alleged corruption was registered by CBI against these officials and a private company in the purchase of licenses for accessing a global patent database software causing losses of Rs 10 crore.
When Prof Saranjit was asked that how he could continue in such a sensitive post despite his name as one of the accused in the CBI's case, he said, "I have got official orders and I have to work accordingly."
The CBI has yet to chargesheet the accused. "These accused have yet to be chargesheeted. So they can continue in the office. Moreover, Prof Saranjit is one of the seniormost faculty and we need to utilize his experience," said Prof Murty.