In a major development, the registrar and deputy registrar (Finance & Administration) of Dibrugarh University in Assam has been placed under suspension on Wednesday over allegations of financial anomalies.

An official release undersigned by the varsity’s Vice-Chancellor in-charge read that registrar Dr Hari Kumar Mahanta and deputy registrar (F&A) Dr Diganta Borah have been suspended with immediate effect.

An official order signed by the varsity’s Vice-Chancellor in-charge read that in contemplation of disciplinary proceedings against Hari Chandra Mahanta, Registrar of Dibrugarh University, is placed under suspension with immediate effect.

While, Dr Mahanta have been suspended under Article 7 of Ordinance for the post of the registrar, Dibrugarh University, 1970 (as amended in April, 2008), Dr Bora has been suspended under Article 32 of Dibrugarh University Employees Service Conditions Ordinance (amended upto May 2007).

“Further, Professor Jiten Hazarika, Department of Statistics, Dibrugarh University and Director i/c, DODL is placed in-charge of the Registrar till completion of the disciplinary proceedings and decision to be taken by the Executive Council on the same,” the order said.

The university executive council has suspended the key officials with immediate effect.

Meanwhile, Dr. Parmananda Sonowal, joint registrar (administration) of the university has been appointed deputy registrar in-charge and Professor Jiten Hazarika, department of statistics and director i/c of DODL have been appointed registrar in-charge of the university.

The development comes after Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi instructed for a  four-member fact-finding committee to inquire into the alleged financial irregularities involving the Dibrugarh University vice-chancellor.

The varsity’s students has been staging continuous protests alleging gross violation of the power and position and being involved in financial irregularities.