Thiruvananthapuram: Cabinet approves Bill to reduce Governor’s powers in VC appointment. A bill to change the composition of the VC Appointments Committee will be introduced in the Assembly as it has been approved. The Cabinet has approved a bill to limit the Governor’s powers to the extent that the Government nominates the Governor’s representative. The number of search committee members will be five.
The state government had already sent the bill to curtail the governor’s powers for consideration by the law department. At present, the cabinet has approved the bill that limits the governor’s powers in relation to the appointment of vice-chancellors in universities. The Bill will be presented in the Assembly on 22nd of this month.
Currently, the Vice Chancellor is selected by a three-member search committee. These include the Governor’s representative, the UGC representative and the University representative. In this, the Governor’s representative is appointed by the Governor himself. In contrast to this, the government is moving to amend the way in which the government nominates the representative of the governor.