Pranab Mukherjee quashed compulsory retirement of IIT professor - News

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NEW DELHI: IIT-Kharagpur professor Rajeev Kumar, who was given compulsory retirement after he exposed flaws in the IIT entrance exam, can now heave a sigh of relief, courtesy former President Pranab Mukherjee.

Days before he demitted office last month, Mukherjee had ordered setting aside of the penalty imposed on Kumar.

The HRD Ministry had last week issued orders to the IIT- Kharagpur Director to comply with Mukherjee’s decision.

“I am directed to refer to the appeal dated September 3, 2014 filed by professor Rajeev Kumar and to say that the President of India, in his capacity as the Visitor of IIT- Kharagpur,…has set aside the penalty of compulsory retirement imposed on him,” read the HRD Ministry order.

Kumar, when contacted, refused to…

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