HC backs Governor's stand on appointment to Board of Studies of Kannur University

Ribin Raju | Mathrubhumi News

High Court, Governor Arif Mohammad Khan | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Kochi: The Kerala High Court has passed an interim order backing Governor Arif Mohammad Khan’s stand in the appointment of Board of Studies members in Kannur University. The high court observed that the appointment is illegal. The interim order was passed after reviewing the petition questioning the appointment of the members.

HC observed that the registrar’s act of appointing the Board of Studies members was a violation of the university’s rules. The order regarding this was issued by the University’s registrar-in-charge on August 11. The Governor's stand was that the chancellor is the one who has the power to nominate members.

This point was highlighted in the report submitted by the Governor before the court earlier. The university only has to appoint the members suggested by the chancellor. Governor Arif Mohammad Khan, who is also the chancellor, informed the court that these rules were violated in the appointments that took place at Kannur University.

The case will be reviewed again by the court on January 17.

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