Bihar govt not consulted on VC appointments: Modi

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 15:30

Patna: Striking a discordant note with Governor Devanand Konwar, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar
Modi on Tuesday said that the state government was not consulted in
the appointment of six vice-chancellors of various
universities in Bihar.

The Governor, who is also the Chancellor of the
universities in the state, has not consulted the state
government while making appointment of six VCs and four
Pro-VCs yesterday, he told reporters at the `Janata Darbar`.

The appointment of VCs and Pro-VCs has been done in
violation of the Bihar State Universities Act, 1976, Modi
alleged.

The VCs and Pro-VCs were appointed in an unilateral
manner by the Governor, the Deputy Chief Minister alleged and
charged the former with outrightly ignoring a panel of 12
candidates submitted to him by the state government.

Modi said that the state government has a right to be
kept in the loop on the appointment of the VCs and Pro-VCs as
it spends about Rs 1,100 crore annually on the higher
education institutions, including the universities.

The Deputy Chief Minister said the state government has
no intention to challenge the Governor`s order on the
appointment of the VCs and Pro-VCs.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 15:30

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