HC stays single-bench order directing Kerala varsity senate to nominate to search committee member

Kerala High Court | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Kochi: Division Bench of the Kerala High Court has stayed the order of Single Bench directing the senate in the Kerala University to nominate its member for the search cum selection committee which will be set up for the appointment of Vice-Chancellor (VC).

Earlier, the Single Bench has given a 30-day deadline for the same.

Now, the Division Bench has stayed this order of December 8 in an appeal challenging the Single Bench order.

"Once the senate nominates a member, the chancellor (governor) has to issue a notification regarding the formation of a search committee. Following this, the vice-chancellor should be appointed in a time-bound manner. The governor who is the chancellor of universities in Kerala can evoke legal actions if the senate is not nominating its member within the given time frame," the bench had said.

However, if the senate needs more time it can approach the court, it added.

The Single Bench order had come on a plea moved by Alappuzha native S Jayaram, demanding senate disbandment if they cannot nominate a member for the selection committee.


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