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VCs of 25 varsities appointed with out my nod as chancellor: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

Via PTI

KOLKATA: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday alleged that vice chancellors of 25 state universities were appointed to this point sans his nod because the chancellor.

His allegation got here inside of 24 hours of the Mamata Banerjee management appointing Professor Soma Bandyopadhyay as the brand new VC of Diamond Harbour Ladies’s College (DHWU) after Arts School Dean Professor Tapan Mondal, appointed through Dhankhar in his capability because the chancellor, declined to simply accept the publish because of “non-public causes”.

The ruling Trinamool Congress, then again, asserted that the governor must have authorized the names of the VCs decided on through the quest committee, and if he refuses to provide his nod, the Schooling Division has the facility to move forward with its choice. “Schooling Environ — ‘Legislation of ruler, now not rule of regulation’. VCs of 24 (now 25) Universities appointed illegally with out Chancellor approval,” Dhankhar tweeted.

Aug 28 Notification @MamataOfficial appointing Sonali Chakravarti CU VC for 2nd 4 12 months time period (a vintage case of patronage) used to be directed through Chancellor on Sept 16 to be withdrawn.

No reaction @basu_bratya “Legislation unto Oneself” stance.
Example of “Legislation of ruler, now not rule of regulation” %.twitter.com/1EoXnszenF

— Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar (@jdhankhar1) January 15, 2022

Sharing a replica of a letter, dated August 17, 2021, addressed to Leader Minister Mamata Banerjee over the continuation of Professor Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee because the vice chancellor of Calcutta College for the second one time period, the governor tweeted, “Calcutta Univ VC Sonali Chakravarty will get 2nd complete 4 12 months time period with none variety. No CM reaction to Aug 17 conversation.”

“Aug 28 Notification @MamataOfficial appointing Sonali Chakravarti CU VC for 2nd 4 12 months time period (a vintage case of patronage) used to be directed through Chancellor on Sept 16 to be withdrawn. No reaction @basu_bratya (Schooling Minister Bratya Basu) ‘Legislation unto Oneself’ stance. Example of ‘Legislation of ruler, now not rule of regulation’,” he mentioned in some other Twitter publish.

Trinamool Congress MP Sougata Roy criticised the governor for his observation.

“The honourable governor isn’t doing justice to his constitutional publish through such tweets. He’s meddling into the area of the state executive. Because the figurehead he must have given assent to the names of VCs determined through the quest committee and the Upper Schooling Division is vested with the facility to make a decision the names after due attention. If the governor refuses to provide nod to the choice, the dep. has the facility to move forward with its choice as according to regulation,” he mentioned.

The state executive on Friday gave further price to Bandyopadhyay, the vice chancellor of West Bengal College of Lecturers’ Coaching, Schooling Making plans and Management (WBUTTEPA), because the VC of DHWU.

“The authority has determined to provide the price of the administrative center of the VC of Diamond Harbour College to Prof Soma Bandyopadhyay with impact from 15.01.22 along with her customary tasks as Vice Chancellor of WBUTTEPA,” the notification mentioned.

DHWU outgoing VC Professor Anuradha Mukhopadhyay used to be appointed because the vice chancellor of Sanskrit School and College, of which Bandyopadhyay used to be the performing vice chancellor.

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