Dehradun: Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Monday gave Kumaon University Vice-Chancellor Prof H S Dhami the additional charge of Pant Nagar-based Govind Ballabh Pant Agricultural University Vice Chancellor.
The VC's post has been lying vacant for a long time.
An order issued in this regard by the Governor, who is also the Chancellor of the University, said Kumaon University VC Prof H S Dhami will assume the responsibilities of GBP Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor for six months with effect from October 15 or till the appointment of a regular VC whichever happens earlier, an official release said today.
The governor had of late reacted angrily to allegations that he was responsible for non-appointment of the agricultural university's Vice Chancellor, saying none in the panel of names recommended by the search committee to him was suitable for appointment to the post.
Asserting that blaming him for non-appointment of the VC was nor fair, he had made it clear that he would not buckle under any kind of pressure?for makig an appointment to the post.
Accusing some people of trying to grab the post through "immoral means", he said the dignity of the VC's post will not be compromised.
It was reported in a section of the media here that a senior government functionary at a recent function on the university campus had held the Governor responsible for the non-appointment of GBP Agricultural University VC.