Apart from deficiencies, several engineering colleges furnished deliberately twisted facts in their affidavits filed in the Supreme Court, claimed a report prepared by the State Level Task Force Commission. Not only that, many of these engineering colleges also fed false data to task force inspection teams.
The report mentioned as many as 68 colleges to have resorted such dubious tactics while furnishing details in a matter related to the sixth pay scales for teaching staff and ninth PRC scales for non-teaching staffs. Only 12 colleges were found to have submitted information that was completely true.
According to the committee, many of these colleges did not even produce the required documentations on the annual salary being paid to their faculties. It suggested that all these colleges should be forced to direct their staff’s salary to their individual bank accounts.
The report also made it clear that most colleges were reluctant to fetch audited financial statements, resulting in a failure to implement on the orders issued by the High Court. Worse still, a lot of these colleges did not even pay the arrears of pay scales to their respective faculties as they did not get fee reimbursement from the government. Therefore, the committee recommended the government to release their reimbursement at the earliest so the colleges can pay salaries to all their teaching and non-teaching staff on time.
Recommending tough measures for erring colleges, the Task Force report urged parent universities not to renew the affiliation granted to these colleges.