Pinarayi Vijayan govt amends Kerala Kalamandalam deemed varsity rules to remove governor as chancellor | Kochi News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The long-drawn tussle between the LDF government and governor Arif Mohammed Khan came to a head with the state cabinet on Thursday amending the rules of Kerala Kalamandalam deemed university to remove the governor as its chancellor.
The position will now be filled with an eminent person from the field of Art and Culture.
Suiting action to its words that it no longer wants Khan at the helm of universities in the state, the Pinarayi Vijayan-headed dispensation issued an order amending the rules and regulations of the deemed university of Art and Culture.
Khan is presently Chancellor of the Kerala Kalamandalam according to its website.
The move comes amidst the government’s ongoing tussle with Khan over functioning of universities, including appointment of Vice Chancellors, in the state and its announcement that it will come out with an ordinance to replace him with eminent academicians at the helm of varsities in Kerala.
The amended rules of the deemed university also state that the governance system and management structure of the Kerala Kalamandalam shall be in accordance with the decision of the state government.
(With inputs from PTI)

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