<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Even after a series of goof-ups and delays, the University of Mumbai has cleared the payment of over Rs 1.18 crore to MetritTrac — the agency that was assigned the task of onscreen evaluation at the varsity. The response furnished by the varsity to RTI activist Anil Galgali revealed that despite a series of glitches which led to an unprecedented delay in declaration of results, the university paid the company.The response revealed that MeritTrac Services Pvt Ltd has raised 2 bills on the university, the 1st amounting to Rs 1,48,63,750 which was raised on 18 May, and the 2nd amounting to Rs 2,69,27,350 which was raised on 16 August, 2017. Of the Rs 4,17,91,100 claimed by the company, the varsity made a partial payment of Rs 1,18,17,404.“Despite the glitches in the working of the whole process due to the company’s inefficiency, the university has continued to pay the service provider. The office of the Governor removed the then VC, Dr Sanjay Deshmukh, from his post due to the result mess but has failed to take any action against the company so far. The company should be blacklisted immediately,” said Galgali.Earlier this month, another RTI response received by Galgali had revealed that the university passed the purchase order for awarding the contract to the company on April 27, 2017.
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