Tamil Nadu govt takes away Governor’s power to appoint Vice-Chancellor in universities, Bill passed in the Assembly

Tamil Nadu govt takes away Governor’s power: The Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a bill on Monday, April 25, 2022, taking away the Governor’s right to appoint Vice-Chancellors in universities. According to the bill, the power to appoint vice-chancellors in state universities will now rest with the government and not with the governor.

Ever since the DMK government was formed under the leadership of CM Stalin in Tamil Nadu, the central government’s systems and administrative systems are constantly being challenged through resolutions in the state assembly.

Opposing this move of the Tamil Nadu government, the legislators of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party opposed the bill in the initial phase. Meanwhile, MLAs of the main opposition AIADMK staged a walkout of the House ahead of the passage of the bill, objecting to the remarks made by Congress Legislature Party leader K Selvaperunthagai regarding AIDMK leader and late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

Tamil Nadu govt takes away Governor’s power to appoint Vice-Chancellor in universities

Earlier, a resolution was passed in the state assembly opposing the medical entrance exam NEET. After this a resolution was brought against the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) and now a resolution has been passed to take away the right of appointment of Vice-Chancellor in universities from the Governor. However, both the earlier proposals were rejected by the Governor and the President and returned.

CM Stalin appeals for support citing Gujarat
Earlier, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin appealed to the members to support the government’s initiative. CM Stalin said that no new or special arrangement is being made. Many major states have such provisions. He said that even in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home-state Gujarat, vice-chancellors are not appointed by the governor but by the state government. Similar was the situation with other states including Telangana and Karnataka.

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