Kakinada: Teams of Income Tax Department conducted raids on Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada (JNTUK) here on Monday. The IT sleuths were continuing their searches even at 9 pm.
According to sources, the IT sleuths entered into the Registrar’s office and started inspecting the records. They did not allow any staff from other departments into the Registrar’s Peshi. They also searched in the Vice-Chancellor’s Peshi.
The Director of Academic and Planning (DAP) (Finance) Swarna Kumari showed the records to the officials, according to sources.
Meanwhile, it was learnt that JNTUK made payments to several agencies and institutions such as Globerena Technologies and others previously. But then, the JNTUK officials did not cut the TDS. The IT officials served notices to JNTUK to pay the dues.
Sources said that JNTUK paid the TDS, but it could not pay penalty of more than `20 lakh on TDS, due to late payment.
It is said that JNTUK officials appealed the IT officials to cut the penalty as being a government institution, such amount can’t be paid as penalty.
The University officials asked for some provisions from the IT Department for deduction of the penalty amount.
Meanwhile, when the IT sleuths conducted raids on JNTUK, the important officials of the University, including Vice-Chancellor M. Ramalinga Raju, Registrar V. Subba Rao, Officer on Special Duty V. Ravindranath, Director of Academic and Planning A.M. Prasad, Director of Evaluation R. Srinivasa Rao and University of Engineering College Kakinada principal P. Subba Rao were not present at the University.
They had gone to Bengaluru to attend a seminar on ‘Consortium of Libraries’, to develop the library in digital mode and for getting books for the students at a cheaper rate.
Later, they will go to Hubli in Karnataka to visit Lingayat Institute of Technology which was developed by Infosys Sudha Murthy and study the implementation of methods at the institution.
Registrar Subba Rao said that their programme had been fixed 10 days ago. He said that the personnel of JNTUK were showing all the records to the IT officials. He said that all the transactions are being done in the University in a transparent manner....