Sahai’s report on migrant workers at IIT Kanpur – A localised look at India’s informal working class

March 6, 2011

One of the most important characteristics of the political economy of contemporary India has been the continuing “informalization” of the nonfarm economy. This has meant a stagnation of formal sector employment, coupled with an explosion of informal sector jobs. The latter are marked by a lack of job security, social security, low wages and abysmal working conditions. An overwhelming majority of the Indian working class population finds itself in this informal sector.

The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), an educational institution in north India that employs a large migrant workforce, has regularly been in the news for labour law violations. The naked class conflict between the Institute officials and contractors on the one hand, and the informal workers on the other, offers a microcosm of the increasing destitution faced by India’s working class.

Previous reports on this may be found here, here, and here.

Over the past year, many alumni have joined in an effort to highlight this, and recently, in Sept. 2010, one of them – Mr. Raj Sahai (from the 1966 batch) – visited IITK with the express purpose of finding out the ground realities with respect to contract labourers on campus. As a representative of the over 1200 individuals who have signed a petition to the Director in this regard, Raj met with various institute officials to get their perspective and also had a meeting with over 200 contract workers to understand their view of the situation. Based on this fact finding mission, a detailed report has been put together which is a comprehensive account of the current situation with regard to contract labour on campus as well as what can be done to ensure a just and humane working environment for these workers.

Click here to read Raj Sahai’s full report [PDF, English] »

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Background

The practice of employing contract workers by IIT Kanpur started increasing at the expense of direct regular employees during the past two decades and presently the figure of the contingent workforce is estimated to be around 2,500. For its normal functioning, the Institute relies upon these contract workers not only for temporary construction works but also for perennial works such as messing (food preparation, serving and cleaning of kitchen and dishes), civil maintenance, electrical maintenance, horticulture, sanitation and sewer cleaning. The Ministry of Labor and Employment, Government of India, views that inferior labor status, casual nature of employment, lack of job security and poor economic conditions are the major characteristics of contract labor. These most vulnerable workers have been provided unequivocal legal protection by different laws, mainly, Contract Labor (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 [CL(R & A) Act, 1970], Minimum Wages Act, 1948 [MW Act, 1948], The Payment of Wages Act, 1936 [PW Act, 1936], Workmen Compensation Act & Apprentices Act 1961, and Inter-state Migrant Workmen Act, 1979 [ISMW Act, 1979].

These laws maintain that although contract workers are indirect employees, who are hired, supervised and remunerated by a contractor, it is the primary responsibility of the ‘principal employer’, i.e. IIT Kanpur, which retains and pays for the work performed by the same workers, to legally ensure the timely payment of minimum (living) wages, contribute to ESI/EPF and Workers’ Cess schemes, provide safe working conditions and safeguard the provision of amenities such as canteens, crèches, rest-rooms, latrines, urinals, washing facilities and first-aid facilities to the contract laborers.

The community of IIT Kanpur – students, faculty, staff and their family members – has observed numerous cases where the Institute has failed in its responsibility to protect the labor rights of the contract workers. The incidents of not paying the legally mandated minimum wages, arbitrary hiring and firing by the contractors, malpractices in the constitutionally guaranteed social security schemes such as ESI/EPF, bullying, threats and harassments of these workers have been rampant; in fact an established practice. The negligence in realizing the health and safety conditions have given rise to numerous injuries resulting in deaths in some cases. The IITK community, together with the workers, has been raising these issues and seeking redress from the administration and contractors for a long time. In recent times alumni and other citizens have also become a part of this struggle. A signature campaign launched by a group of alumni has been supported by more than 1200 alumni.

Summary of Findings

A summary of what I learned during my visit is given below. Details are presented in the subsequent sections.

All IITK senior administrators have insisted that:

1. IITK is following all labor laws;
2. Situation in IITK for contract workers is better than that outside the campus; and
3. Things have significantly improved since 2007.

However, none of the Institute officials acknowledge the contradictions or find anything wrong with the inconsistencies in the documents they themselves prepared or actions they themselves undertook that violate the spirit if not the letter of the labor laws. The general lack of actions on their part to punish the contractors for engaging in corrupt labor practices is also evident. The various reports generated by the MinimumWage Monitoring Committee (MWMC) [14, 15, 16] before 2008 and reports from labor commissioners’ investigating team in 2009[11 have not resulted in any improvement in the lives of the contract workers despite the claims of these officials in my meetings with them.

The officials of IITK wish to convince the alumni that all necessary steps have been taken to correct the abuse of the contract workers. However, they have shown little interest in enforcing the Contract Labor Laws designed to protect the contract workers, the most vulnerable and least paid workers on the campus. An example of this mindset is a recent unsigned, undated document, (and not written on the official letterhead of the institute, titled Communiqué [5] prepared by an undeclared group of faculty/administrators. It was sent by the DRPG to the present and past presidents of the alumni association and a couple of the alumni, including myself, who are part of the efforts to correct these malpractices. It declares all the contract workers are now being paid their minimum guaranteed legal wages in the MWMC office; that the emergency campus medical facilities are now available to the workers, and all other grievances of the past are now being effectively dealt with. However, I learned in my visit to the campus that when one of the present MWMC members saw it and questioned the claims made in this Communiqué, he was told, “This may not be the existing reality, but this is what our committee should aspire to do.”[10] From this I concluded that the alumni are being shielded from the truth.

The Director and the Institute officials insisted that significant improvements have been made in the conditions of the contract workers since 2007. Thus, it would seem that the institute took initiative for these claimed improvements. However, such an impression will be misplaced. I learned that it was IITK community, including alumni intervention and condemnation[3] of IITK’s apathy towards the unnecessary deaths of three workers in 2007[2] that forced the IITK administration to issue the Sept. 16, 2007 office order which promised various reforms[17]. Yet, its primary intent was essentially to placate the community and alumni rather than solve the problems as can be judged by the fact that even after three years, the Office Order is yet to be implemented. Similarly, when in 2010, the alumni petition[4] regarding workers’ rights once again strongly expressed alumni concern, the Institute issued the Communiqué[5] that also asserted that all was well. But in between these two documents, the September 16, 2007 Office Order and the Communiqué, I learned that the Institute has also taken a number of steps and issued documents internally which contradicts these documents. These include appointment of members to MWMC who are generally unsympathetic to workers, disconnecting it completely from the large volunteer base that had made it functional prior to 2008, and turning over the wage office to the Institute Works Department (IWD) so that it lost all significance as an independent instrument for wage disbursement and handling grievances. In addition, there were notices issued for the Safai Karamcharis[19] and the June 15, 2010 Circular[6 empowering contractors to fire any worker without recourse for redressal. Since 2007, two more workers have met with accidental deaths and three have been seriously injured. [2] Yet, none of these deaths or injuries has been appropriately compensated nor any significant efforts were made to improve safety at workplaces. From all these measures, I can only conclude that the Institute
officials’ are apathetic if not hostile towards the contract workers.

My three meetings with the Institute officials[7, 8, 9], confirmed the conclusion based on the documents issued noted in the paragraph above, that the IITK officials have no sympathy and little regard for the welfare of the contract workers . They do not value these workers’ contributions to the functioning and growth of the Institute and have no appreciation of the wealth created by their labor. They don’t see that the faculty and students enjoy the same facilities these workers create and maintain by their hard and illegally underpaid labor. In fact, the officials see them as essentially worthless and a nuisance that they are obliged to put up with, and wish they could be replaced by machines. The result of anti-worker attitudes among the officials of IITK has led to an environment of persistent intimidation of workers which is evident from:

(1) Workers continue to be denied minimum wages, health and retirement benefits (ESI and EPF), and other basic amenities, such as Rest rooms, Canteens, Latrines and Urinals, Washing facilities, First-Aid facilities, and Crèches constitutionally due to them.

(2) The abovementioned Director’s Circular[6] of June 15, 2010 which has empowered the contractors to fire workers without any due process. This contradicts the previous order of 2007 and clearly violates the spirit if not the letter of the contract labor laws.

(3) General lack of or badly delayed and inadequate punishment of the contractors against whom complaints have been filed while workers have been fired for merely lodging complaints.

(4) Lack of concern for providing safe working conditions and the safe conditions for the workers’ children, who remain at the construction site while their parents work[26, 31].

The current MWMC Chair whose job it is to be the watchdog for the workers’ interests instead defends the contractors. In his opinion, contractors are necessary for the institute, but the workers are not.

A former chairman of MWMC wrote in his 2007 terminal report the following: “. . . [O]ur communication to the administration has been largely one way. We have sent countless suggestions, complaints, reminders to the administration, but they have usually chosen to ignore them, forcing us into an unprecedented situation where we had to file an RTI even to get information from the administration. And even then we were not provided with complete information.”[14] While the Director in his meeting acknowledged there were problems in the past, he claimed there has been “significant improvement” since that time.

In my investigation, based on my conversations with the workers and activist students and faculty, I found that the conditions have largely remained the same as in 2007, and in certain aspects have worsened.

The following sections provide further details on the important aspects that affect contract workers at IIT Kanpur.

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2 Responses to “Sahai’s report on migrant workers at IIT Kanpur – A localised look at India’s informal working class”

  1. R.P.Mishra Says:
    October 31st, 2011 at 02:14

    Corruption in IIT Kanpur

    Everybody will be thinking that how and why I am against the administration of I.I.T. Kanpur what I have personal benefits. You are thinking, I say no? But this is not true. I wish to clearly state here that I am fully against the corruption as well as Administration till rectification in the entire process and moreover if anybody will be gainer, only & only I will. I am watching the future of our country in the students of I.I.T.K. Although I passed my childhood as well as young hood because I am aged about 60 years.
    I have seen so many circumstances/incidents with my naked I in current passed in my life and became helpless with tears in eyes. The Administration in corruption still gradually day by day and the entire I.I.Tians/ Employee are watching and understand the whole process on deaf and dump.
    In last Eight years, I have seen which I have not seen before? I found scene the fear able faces of either Prof. or students a unforeseen lines of their faces always, which drastically hamper their working style, who is not knowledgeable but backbone of future of our country. The knowledgeable professor/ students/administrator are forcibly set-aside. A person not know the administration rules, conducts etc. simply by a upper division clerk run the entire I.I.T.K. in the shadow of our Hon’ble Director. I became stund and curious to knowing the original picture behind the original facts. The actual facts which was run in a very planned way was simply ‘corruption’ and hidden the other unparliamently way by our Hon’ble C.P. Singh ‘Assistant Registrar’ (Legal Cell) of mercy hand of our Hon’ble Director Sri S.G. Dhandhe.
    During the course of investigation I found the misuse of National money/property in Hitlersahi way (andaj) more than 500 crores in past Eight years. Even though they do not hesitate to violate the prescribed process, norms of Administration, for exemplary account one, which is completely under control by Govt. of India. Accounts two and Projects Accounts is not highlighted and in future the bundles of scandals will be opened.
    In this context, I have served a legal notice to Chief Secretary, M.H.R.D. which is annexed herewith, in which the entire stories can easily readout.
    Importantly, I pin down with tear eyes that the brilliant students belongs to middle class family are maximum harass and mentally and financially way to inspire and put the position for suicide in last three years.
    As example, no students come forward and say/speak a word in any way, otherwise and humiliation and hitlersahi is behind the whole career will be spoiled by the Administration.
    A media lab is one of the major projects of I.I.T.K., a senior technician (Telephone) appointed as In-charge Media spoke person/contact person inspite of so much so talents in this fields are available there but to my surprise how and why the qualitative person aforesaid appointed named Sri Ravi Shukla Ji. Here most importantly pointed out the reason behind ‘National Money’ as flow like water. Student can not meet with media during the course of suicide.
    To my great surprise the Warden’s are residing 3 to 5 Km. from the Hostel. It is necessary to highlighted that after suicide by the student I.I.T.K. firstly investigated and assure that they are completely safe and thereafter they reported to police to do the rest formalities.
    Recently a case of suicide was a student, who allegate the whole Administration of I.I.T.K., in this connection a committee form by Administration in their own safeguard.
    The whole aforesaid information is not for entertainment, Gossip or a story, requested to please read it and try to understand the feelings of sufferer. I am awaiting your valuable opinions, suggestions in the interest of IITK.

    Encl. Below attached scanned copy of notice which is issued to several authorities related to IIT kanpur and Indian Government.

    R. P. Mishra

  2. R.P.MISRA Says:
    January 1st, 2012 at 03:53

    Are you want corruption? Are you want to harassment of minorities?
    Please vote and support to Congress in U.P.
    Example of harassment of minorities, corruption and misuse of National money in IIT Kanpur with mercy hand of Kapil Sibbal(Minister of Congress Govt.)

    4.5% reservation KOLABERRY song #############################################################

    This is 4.5% reservation song,

    Corruption in IIT Kanpur by S.G.Dhande team’s song …
    HOW THIS KOLABERRY KOLABERRY…D ?
    Dear Indians, Present breaking news is 4.5% reservation given to Muslims. Are it is true?
    I am laughing upon this joke. You can also laugh to read this 4.5% reservation KOLABERRY.
    As I was expecting in my previous letter regarding the recruitment process for different key positions, recently Mr.C.P.Singh has been appointed as Dy.Registrar in IIT Kanpur ignoring all the rules and regulation. The authorities are so fearless that they are even least bothered to kill the right of minorities .there were 2 senior Asst. Registrars from minorities to Mr.C.P.Singh.All two senior officers have been ditched and Mr.C.P.Singh has been given appointment as Dy.Registrar. The selection committee and & interview was only formalities. If a proper enquiry is done all facts and true will be revealed in fact of Mr. C.P.Singh have additional qualifications (Doctorate in Corruption) as-

    1-Tere are numbers of civil and criminal cases including kidnapping, rape, Life threatening pending in court against Mr.C.P.Singh. One heinous criminal case under section 364 I.P.C. is pending before the Honorable. Supreme Court Of India(Case No. 2828/2011).
    2-Mr.C.P.Singh has been drawn contingency advance of Rs. 60000/- and adjusted this advance without support any receipt/Boucher. Mr.Singh was paid Rs.30000/- to Mr.Kamlesh Kumar Pathak,Rs.20000/- clerk of Shri Yatindra Shukla and Rs.3000/- to Lekhpal as bribe.
    3. The Govt. Public Property (eviction Act.) 1971 (61 Amendment vide order No. SOR-Gaz. Of India 12-08-1980 part -2 ext. P-957 through close the act w.e.f. 12/08/1980.But sorry to say that C.P.Singh Asst. registrar legal cell misused this order for more than last 5 years.
    4. Mr. C.P.Singh join in the institute as a superintendent .Mr.Singh have drawn 14 days salary from previous dept.(Ministry of education U.P.) and also Institute during the same period.
    Now you can think about this KOLABERRY or laugh or weep or wait for valance 95.5% corruption KOLABERRY Song which sing by R.P.Misra on his declared date 20-01-2012 UNSAN declared for indefinite period.
    Now come and sing —-
    HOW THIS KOLABERRY …… KOLABERRY D.
    What is your idea Kapil Sibbal G.

    ########################################################################
    Kind Atten: Hon’ble President of national congress party Smt. Soniya
    Gandhi and National General Secretary Shri Rahul Gandhi

    Sub: JAWAB HUM(AAP) DENGE/SAWAL-HAM-KAR–RAHEN-HAI
    I /we have heard the various statements/comments towards on corruption
    and govt. of national congress party determent to crash from the roots
    started from the very beginning. I have sent so many requests on the
    above ceited subject and matter with concrete evidence with bundles of
    scandals of corruption in IIT Kanpur, which is annexed as part. (Sent
    to MHRD)
    I have gone through the views of not citizen of India but
    International arena and collect infinity of opinions on social
    networking & draw humble attention of respected minister Mr. Kapil
    Sibbal through mail in this regard but all in vain and also annexed as
    part. I received letters of bundles as well as mail from the citizen
    of India and across the world and they given their valuable suggestion
    and comments, specially the most hon’ble persons including very
    knowledgeable people and scientist Dr. S. Murlidharan, head of
    projects of Madras University his comments is very clear that this is
    not only in IIT Kanpur but also in the in entire autonomous body in
    India and the same were to-to by hon’ble Narayan Murti (Infosys) and
    they believes that no steps were taken against the system to removed
    and rectify in current era under these type of elements available.
    The above all IIT Kanpur is fully assured and openly and verbally said
    no action can take place against till hon’ble Minister Mr. Kabil
    Sibbal is there because we are sending the currency in bags and bags
    regularly.
    But to my deep surprise neither the minister nor ministry was curtsy
    enough to reply me and not taken till date. Our so called Minister ji
    having very much hate from the corruption and even not listen or like
    to see about aforesaid corruption which is going on.
    I have not forgotten your slogan “JAWAB HUM DENGE” and I seek you
    valuable suggestion corruptions. Please guide to me under which my
    three questions required instant reply per at e-mail or postal
    address.
    1. Now is 60 years old common man/youngster can understand that govt.
    cannot listen or replied and after the entire kept mum, for his mental
    /physical desire being and Indian?
    2. Govt. is not bother to reply on corruption moreover national
    money/property is always in question? The current govt. can hope that
    for the aforesaid can repeat again to establish his govt. again?
    3. The Victimsable peoples of India for this act, by govt.
    continuously type of done without fear, I request you to kindly join
    us as others to file the P.I.L. before the hon’ble supreme court of
    India also join us on net to clean the India.
    I am in faith Hon’ble president and national secretary of congress
    will be furnished the reply with in 15 days, otherwise the movement
    cannot be stopped and the not only Indian people, The entire world
    together with our social networking email etc. with picture of
    movements as well our govt. with the vision of most Hon’ble Mahatma
    Gandhi Ji and movement cannot stop at any cost.

    With Warm Regards
    R.P. Mishra
    71, Nankari, Pradhan gate,
    I.I.T. Kanpur
    Email: rpmisra2012@gmail.com

    Corruption in IIT Kanpur

    Everybody will be thinking that how and why I am against the administration of I.I.T. Kanpur what I have personal benefits. You are thinking, I say no? But this is not true. I wish to clearly state here that I am fully against the corruption as well as Administration till rectification in the entire process and moreover if anybody will be gainer, only & only I will. I am watching the future of our country in the students of I.I.T.K. Although I passed my childhood as well as young hood because I am aged about 60 years.
    I have seen so many circumstances/incidents with my naked I in current passed in my life and became helpless with tears in eyes. The Administration in corruption still gradually day by day and the entire I.I.Tians/ Employee are watching and understand the whole process on deaf and dump.
    In last Eight years, I have seen which I have not seen before? I found scene the fear able faces of either Prof. or students a unforeseen lines of their faces always, which drastically hamper their working style, who is not knowledgeable but backbone of future of our country. The knowledgeable professor/ students/administrator are forcibly set-aside. A person not know the administration rules, conducts etc. simply by a upper division clerk run the entire I.I.T.K. in the shadow of our Hon’ble Director. I became stund and curious to knowing the original picture behind the original facts. The actual facts which was run in a very planned way was simply ‘corruption’ and hidden the other unparliamently way by our Hon’ble C.P. Singh ‘Assistant Registrar’ (Legal Cell) of mercy hand of our Hon’ble Director Sri S.G. Dhandhe.
    During the course of investigation I found the misuse of National money/property in Hitlersahi way (andaj) more than 500 crores in past Eight years. Even though they do not hesitate to violate the prescribed process, norms of Administration, for exemplary account one, which is completely under control by Govt. of India. Accounts two and Projects Accounts is not highlighted and in future the bundles of scandals will be opened.
    In this context, I have served a legal notice to Chief Secretary, M.H.R.D. which is annexed herewith, in which the entire stories can easily readout.
    Importantly, I pin down with tear eyes that the brilliant students belongs to middle class family are maximum harass and mentally and financially way to inspire and put the position for suicide in last three years.
    As example, no students come forward and say/speak a word in any way, otherwise and humiliation and hitlersahi is behind the whole career will be spoiled by the Administration.
    A media lab is one of the major projects of I.I.T.K., a senior technician (Telephone) appointed as In-charge Media spoke person/contact person inspite of so much so talents in this fields are available there but to my surprise how and why the qualitative person aforesaid appointed named Sri Ravi Shukla Ji. Here most importantly pointed out the reason behind ‘National Money’ as flow like water. Student can not meet with media during the course of suicide.
    To my great surprise the Warden’s are residing 3 to 5 Km. from the Hostel. It is necessary to highlighted that after suicide by the student I.I.T.K. firstly investigated and assure that they are completely safe and thereafter they reported to police to do the rest formalities.
    Recently a case of suicide was a student, who allegate the whole Administration of I.I.T.K., in this connection a committee form by Administration in their own safeguard.
    The whole aforesaid information is not for entertainment, Gossip or a story, requested to please read it and try to understand the feelings of sufferer. I am awaiting your valuable opinions, suggestions in the interest of IITK.

    Encl. Below attached scanned copy of notice which is issued to several authorities related to IIT kanpur and Indian Government.
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    Corruption in IIT Kanpur- part -2

    I am a senior citizen of Kanpur and continuously fighting against corruption prevailing in society in general and in particular at IIT Kanpur which is an Institute of excellence and was a dream project of Late Prime Minister Shri Jawahar Lal Nehru. IITs are at the top because of its honest and impartial way of working. Corruption In IITs cannot be imagined. That’s why I am more concerned about the existing corruption, heavy financial irregularities and illegal activities spreading its wing in IIT Kanpur by its present Director, IIT Kanpur, Prof. Sanjay G Dhande and his team. The same has been detailed by me in my above referred letter dated 30-8-2011. Surprisingly no action has been taken by any of the authorities resulting in more corruption, financial irregularities, harassment/exploitation of honest and dedicated staff and faculty with open hands and without any fear.

    As I was expecting in my above referred letter regarding the recruitment process for different key positions, recently Mr. C P Singh has been appointed as Deputy Registrar ignoring all the rules and regulations. The authorities are so fearless that they are even least bothered to kill the rights of minorities, SC/ST and OBC. There were four senior Assistant Registrars (two from minorities, one from SC community and one from OBC) to Mr. C P Singh. All four senior officers have been ditched and Mr. C P Singh has been given appointment as Deputy Registrar. The selection committee and interview was only a formality. This is not the first time that C P Singh has been given out of turn advantage. His appointment as Assistant Registrar was also illegal and at that time he was not eligible for this post. If a proper enquiry is done, all facts and truth will be revealed. In fact Mr. C P Singh is involved rigorously in mall practicing, financial irregularities, harassing staff physically and criminally to the extent of their service termination/legally threatening and other illegal activities. Those who oppose or dare to open mouth against prevailing corruption in the Institute by Prof. Dhande, Mr. C P Singh as Legal Officer of the Institute, threaten them for imposing illegal charges against them including court case and termination of their services. The legal expenses in the Institute have gone up considerably because of such false cases. Many staff members have been victimized. At present a lot of resentment and fear are there among the staff and faculty. But due to ‘Gundagardi and threatening nobody is ready to come in front and speak. I have tried many times to get support from the employees of IIT Kanpur to support my fight against corruption In IIT Kanpur but they are not ready because of fear of losing their jobs as already some of them have lost the same.

    There are number of civil and criminal cases including kidnapping, rape, life threatening, financial irregularities pending in court against Mr. C P Singh. One heinous criminal case of U/S 364 I.P.C (kidnaping) is pending before the honorable Supreme court of India Case No.2828/2011 (enclosed copy of case status) & District court ACMM 4th Kanpur.

    It is highly disgusting and shocking that how a person of such a background can be given such a senior administrative position. The level of corruption is so high and fearless in the Institute that The Director, Deputy Director, Registrar, BOG members and the Chairman, BOG everybody knows all these facts very well but did not object such illegal appointments.

    The IITs are well known for its fair and impartial selection of candidates through JEE and GATE exams for admission in IITs. If a person having a criminal background and whose integrity is completely doubtful is appointed on key positions in IIT ignoring all rules and regulation willingly, one can imagine what would happen to the system which can damage the career of talented and bright candidates who are the future of this country.

    Now you can understand why I am so concerned about the corruption in IIT Kanpur. On the basis of the above, I request you with folded hands for the followings:

    (1) Do the proper enquiry on prevailing corruption in IIT Kanpur making base of my findings.
    (2) The term of Prof. S G Dhande as Director IIT Kanpur has been completed and he is running on extended period upto 30-6-2012. He should be relieved immediately from the present post of Director, IIT Kanpur.
    (3) If he is still allowed to continue as Director on extended period, he must be stopped to take any major decision including appointments in the Institute.
    (4) Proper inquiry should be made against all appointment made/recommended by S G Dhande in the Institute including the appointment of Superintendent Engineer, Registrar, Deans and other important posts.
    (5) Proper enquiry against the illegal appointment of C P Singh on the posts of Assistant Registrar and Deputy Registrar and his involvement in all illegal activities.
    (6) I/we strongly oppose the human violence of muslims at IIT Kanpur our country needs so many muslims like A.P.J Abdul Kalaam, A.R.Rahman & Others in this context I strongly oppose & going to anshan of 24 hours on 3RD December 2011 10 A.M at IIT Police out post Temple & in future same will be continued, I will compeld to sit for anshan for long period.


    Ravi Prakash Misra

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