HC asks Chancellor office

Patna, Feb 2 (PTI) Patna High Court today asked theoffice of Chancellor of Universities in Bihar and stategovernment to file separate affidavits in reply to the writpetition filed by a professor challenging appointment of ViceChancellors of Magadh University and Veer Kunwar SinghUniversity.

Hearing the writ petition filed by professor Pramod KumarSingh, justice A K Tripathy directed the office of Chancellorof Universities in Bihar and state government to file separateaffidavits within next two weeks to the points explained inthe petition.

The court ordered that the two Vice Chancellors must stopfunctioning with immediate effect till the next date ofhearing of the case.

Governor Devanand Konwar is also Chancellor of theuniversities in Bihar.

The petitioner Singh had challenged the appointment ofVice Chancellor of Magadh University, Gaya, Dr Arvind Kumarand Vice Chancellor of Veer Kunwar Singh University in Ara S KSinha by the office of Chancellor in March 2010.

He had alleged that the appointments of the two VCs weremade by the Chancellor without holding consultations with thestate government which was violative of the Bihar UniversityAct 1976.

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