Kerala govt changes rules, removes governor as chancellor of a deemed university | India News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The LDF government on Thursday amended the rules of Kerala Kalamandalam deemed university to remove the governor as its chancellor, a position which will now be filled with an eminent person from the field of art and culture.
The move follows the Left government’s tussle with governor Arif Mohammed Khan over functioning of universities, including appointment of vice chancellors, and its announcement that it will come out with an ordinance to replace him with eminent academicians at the helm. Congress and BJP have opposed the government’s move to bring an ordinance.
However, even as people were speculating whether Khan would promulgate the ordinance, the government came out with the order amending the rules and regulations of the deemed university — in a clear indication that it had no intention of backing away.
According to the modified rules, “chancellor means the chancellor appointed by the sponsoring body” and that “the chancellor shall be an eminent person in the field of arts and culture appointed by the sponsoring body”. The rule regarding the tenure of the chancellor was also amended: “the chancellor shall hold office for a term of five years from the date of assuming office and shall be eligible for reappointment for one more term, provided no person shall be eligible to hold the office on attaining the age of 75 years”.
Besides, the new rules also said that the governance system and management structure of Kerala Kalamandalam shall be in accordance with the decision of the state government.

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