Arif Mohammed Khan | Photo: PTI
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan who locked horns with the government took a major move against the Vice Chancellors of 9 universities. On Saturday, he served a notice to the 9 VCs asking to appear for a hearing on December 12 at Raj Bhavan.
Former Vice Chancellors at Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies and APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University are not summoned for the hearing.
On October 23, the governor asked the Vice-Chancellors of 11 universities to tender their resignation before 11.30 am on October 24 by citing a Supreme Court order which quashed the appointment of KTU Vice Chancellor Rajashree.
As none of the VCs responded to his notice, he issued a show-cause notice asking them to give a reason for why they should be allowed to continue in their posts. Meanwhile, eight VCs approached the High Court questioning the governor's show-cause notice.
On November 7, VCs of 9 universities submitted their response to the show-cause notice and expressed willingness to appear for the hearing.