The Kerala government has removed Governor Arif Mohammad Khan from the post of Chancellor of Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University. The current LDF government of Kerala on Thursday amended the rules of Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University. So that the governor can be removed from the post of chancellor. Along with this, now a big person associated with the field of art and culture will be appointed on this post. Till now this post used to be with the Governor of the state. The Kerala government had said that it does not want Governor Arif Mohammad Khan to hold the top post of universities in the state.
Once again the tussle between the Kerala government and the governor
The Kerala government’s decision comes after the government was at loggerheads with Governor Arif Khan over the appointment of vice-chancellors as well as universities in the state. This decision of the Vijayan government can give rise to a new controversy. There is already a dispute about the appointment of Vice Chancellor in the university. The tension between the governor and the state government continues. Earlier, Kerala Higher Education Minister R Bindu had said that if Governor Arif Mohammad Khan is not ready to sign an ordinance to remove her from the post of Chancellor of state universities, the state government will bring a bill by convening the assembly session next month.
Governor had asked 9 Vice Chancellors to resign
The controversy that has led to the state government versus governor war in Kerala began when Arif Mohammad Khan directed the vice-chancellors of nine universities in Kerala to resign. The Governor of Kerala has cited the Supreme Court’s decision as the basis for directing the resignation of the Vice Chancellors of 9 universities. The Supreme Court had quashed the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor of APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University citing violation of UGC norms.
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