Prof Bidyut Chakrabarty in a file photo.
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Bolpur: The employees of Visva-Bharati, who are on a cease work since 2 September, have now written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi against vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty.

Visva-Bharati’s Karmi Sabha (non-teaching staff union) today 12 September told a news conference that they have sent the memorandum to the Prime Minister yesterday. The PM happens to be the Chancellor of the university.

The allegations that the employees have made against the vice-chancellor includes authoritarian style of functioning, threatening the staff member and not attending office on time.

“The vice-chancellor never comes to the office before 2.30 -3 pm but compels the staff to stay back even after office hours. He keeps on threatening the staff members with termination. The employees are being harassed and humiliated all the time,” Karmi Sabha president Debabrata Sarkar said at the news meet.

Sarkar further alleged that instigations are being made to trigger a clash between staff, teachers and the students.

The allegations against the vice-chancellor come on a day the indefinite cease work by the employees have entered 13th day today.

Under the banner of Karmi Sabha, they are also holding a sit-in demanding payment of arrears that are pending ever since salary was revised in 2016 as per 7th Pay Commission recommendations.