Bill passed in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly giving the state the right to appoint Vice Chancellors
The Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a bill giving the state the power to appoint Vice-Chancellors instead of the Governor.
Bills passed in Tamil Nadu insisted that "every appointment of the Vice-Chancellor shall be made by the Government.
Presently, the Governor, as the Chancellor of the State Universities, has the power to choose the VC from the shortlisted names.
The bills also seek to empower the state government to take final decision on removal of vice-chancellors, if required.
The expulsion shall be done on the basis of inquiry by a retired judge of the High Court or at least a bureaucrat serving as the Chief Secretary.
Role of Governors in State Universities
The Governor of a State is the ex-officio Chancellor of the Universities of that State.
Its powers and functions as the Chancellor are set out in the statutes governing universities under a particular state government.
The role of the governor in the appointment of vice-chancellors has often given rise to controversy with the executive.
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