Bihar govt not consulted by Governor on VC appointments: Modi

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Sushil Kumar Modi
Patna, Aug 2: Striking a discordant note with the Governor Devanand Konwar, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi today (Aug 2) said that the state government was not consulted in the appointment of six vice-chancellors of various universities in Bihar.

The Governor, who is also the Chancellor of the universities in the state, has not consulted the state government while making appointment of six VCs and four Pro-VCs, he told reporters at the ''Janata Darbar''.

The appointment of VCs and Pro-VCs has been done in violation of the Bihar State Universities Act, 1976, Modi alleged.

The VCs and Pro-VCs were appointed in an unilateral manner by the Governor, the Deputy Chief Minister alleged and charged the former with outrightly ignoring a panel of 12 candidates submitted to him by the state government.

Modi said that the state government has a right to be kept in the loop on the appointment of the VCs and Pro-VCs as it spends about Rs 1,100 crore annually on the higher education institutions, including the universities.

The Deputy Chief Minister said the state government has no intention to challenge the Governor's order on the appointment of the VCs and Pro-VCs.

PTI

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