Kerala governor asks 9 state university VCs to resigntext_fields
Thiruvananthapuram: Governor Arif Mohammad Khan has opened a new war front with the state government through an unusual move of asking the Vice Chancellors of nine universities in the state to resign. On Sunday, the Governor, who is also the Chancellor of the state universities, has instructed the VCs of Kerala University, MG University, Calicut University, Malayalam University, Kannur University, CUSAT, Kerala Fisheries University, Technical University and Sri Shankaracharya University to resign before 11.30 am Monday.
Upholding the verdict of Hon'ble SupremeCourt dt 21.10.22 in Civil Appeal Nos.7634-7635 of 2022(@ SLP(c)Nos.21108-21109 of 2021) Hon'ble Governor Shri Arif Mohammed Khan has directed Vice Chancellors of 9 varsities in Kerala(see image) to tender resignation: PRO,KeralaRajBhavan pic.twitter.com/tsT5tQ9NJr— Kerala Governor (@KeralaGovernor) October 23, 2022
The Governor's unusual action comes after the Supreme Court's ruling, quashing the appointment of the Vice Chancellor of the APJ Abdulkalam Technical University (KTU). Pointing out that the appointment of the Vice Chancellor, Dr MS Rajshree, is not as per UGC rules, the apex court had quashed the appointment.