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‘VCs not appointed on merit but…’: Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan slams Pinarayi Vijayan-led govt- Newslength

New Delhi: Attacking the ruling Left Democratic Entrance (LDF) authorities in Kerala, after the stories of changing the Governor with Chancellor of Universities within the state got here forth, the incumbent Governor of the state, Arif Mohammad Khan on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, alleged that the vice-chancellors in Kerala universities are appointed not on benefit however on the suggestions of the CPIM celebration, and that’s the reason LDF controls them.

“They were all time interfering in matters of universities which I resented. The interference wasn’t related to the development of the universities. It was mostly about the relatives of CPIM leaders in different positions. All of their interest lied in appointments,” Khan mentioned.

The LDF authorities’s transfer got here amidst its ongoing tussle with Governor Arif Mohammad Khan over the functioning of universities, together with the appointment of Vice Chancellors, within the state.

This comes after the Kerala Cupboard on Wednesday determined to deliver an ordinance to take away Governor Arif Mohammad Khan from the publish of Chancellor. Nevertheless, the State Cupboard is planning to usher in an professional rather than the Chancellor. The choice got here after Governor Arif Mohammad Khan sought the resignations of vice-chancellors of all 9 universities within the state. 

As per an order issued by the Kerala Governor- Vice-Chancellors of the College of Kerala, Mahatma Gandhi College, Cochin College of Science and Expertise, Kerala College of Fisheries and Ocean Research, Kannur College, APJ Abdul Kalam Technological College, Sree Sankaracharya College of Sanskrit, College of Calicut and Thunachath Ezhuthachan Malayalam College have been requested to resign from their posts.

Later the VCs of 9 universities moved the Excessive Court docket difficult the Governor`s order to tender their resignations. The Governor had additionally appointed Ciza Thomas as Vice Chancellor accountable for the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological College (KTU) in Thiruvananthapuram.

In the meantime, CM Pinarayi Vijayan authorities had requested the Excessive Court docket to remain the appointment that was ordered by Kerala Governor Arif Muhammad Khan, chancellor of the state universities which the courtroom on Tuesday declined. 

The Supreme Court docket in October sacked Dr Rajasree MS from the Vice Chancellor publish citing a violation of UGC norms. A bench of justices MR Shah and CT Ravikumar allowed the attraction filed by Professor Sreejith P.S. difficult the Kerala Excessive Court docket order dated August 2, 2021.

As per the UGC Rules additionally, the Customer/Chancellor shall appoint the Vice Chancellor out of the panel of names really helpful by the Search Committee. Due to this fact, when just one identify was really helpful and the panel of names was not really helpful, the Chancellor had no possibility to think about the names of the opposite candidates, the highest courtroom noticed.

Due to this fact, the appointment of the respondent Rajasree will be mentioned to be dehors and/or opposite to the provisions of the UGC Rules in addition to even to the College Act, 2015, the highest courtroom famous.

(With company inputs)



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