Madras University has lost its reputation, suggests ‘capital punishment’ to officials: High court

Madras University has lost its reputation, suggests ‘capital punishment’ to officials: High court

It is painful to record that the University of Madras has lost its reputation in a rapid manner, the Madras high court has said while suggesting ‘capital punishment’ to officials who fail to maintain absolute integrity and devotion to duty.

“In olden days, it was very proud to say that the degree was obtained from
the Madras University and was, once upon a time, regarded as a precious
one. The existence of such a reputation in the present days is a million dollar question,” a division bench of Justice S Vaidyanathan and Justice A A Nakkiran said.

It is apposite to mention here that appropriate disciplinary proceedings
for capital punishment shall be initiated against officials for not maintaining absolute integrity and devotion to duty, which is unbecoming of a member of the service,” the court added.


“Such irresponsible officials should be dismissed from service and their dereliction should be entered into their service register, so that their promotions and other benefits should be deprived,” the court said.

The court made the observations while allowing an appeal moved by the university challenging an order passed by a single judge of the court dated October 23, 2017. The single judge had ordered promotion for a technical officer as an assistant librarian. The petitioner stated that he had been purposely denied promotion to accommodate his juniors.