Sunday, April 21, 2024

Kerala government to remove Governor as Chancellor of universities

Kerala’s government Wednesday decided to remove Governor Arif Mohammad Khan as Chancellor of universities.

The move comes after Khan asked the vice chancellors of all nine universities in the state to resign.

Pinarayi Vijayan’s cabinet voted to bring in an ordinance or special order to remove the Governor from the post.

The tussle between Arif Mohammed Khan and the state government escalated in recent months over the administration of universities.

At present, the Governor is the chancellor of all universities in the state.

The cabinet decided to promulgate an ordinance to bring in an amendment to the University Act to remove the Governor as the chancellor of all universities in Kerala. However, the ball would again reach Khan’s court as he has to sign the ordinance.

Last week, CM Pinarayi Vijayan said Governor Khan was “acting as a tool of the RSS” and misusing his powers.

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