Kerala to bring bill to remove governor as chancellor

Wednesday 07th December 2022 05:18 EST

The Kerala government will introduce a Bill in the Assembly to divest the Governor of his role as Chancellor of universities, the latest move in their escalating tussle over varsity administration. The Kerala Cabinet took this decision after Governor Arif Mohammed Khan did not act on a government recommendation for an ordinance to this effect. The Assembly session begins this week. A statement from the CMO said the Cabinet ratified the draft of the Bill, which would amend laws to appoint eminent educationists as Chancellors. As per the draft Bill, the government will have the power to remove a Chancellor from office based on an inquiry conducted by a former judge of the Supreme Court or High Court in case of serious allegations of misconduct.

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