Removing governor as chancellor: Kerala govt to form special team to prepare bill

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Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has initiated moves to introduce a bill to remove the governor as chancellor in view of the uncertainty existing over the ordinance in the same matter. The bill will be prepared by appointing a special team under the higher education department.

Along with the bill which axes the power of governor as chancellor of state universities, the amendments of university rules are also under consideration. The discussion over the bill will begin on Monday.

This week, the cabinet may consider summoning a special assembly session in view of the governor's hesitance to approve the ordinance. The cabinet will also evaluate the circumstances that followed after the ordinance was forwarded to the Raj Bhavan. The assembly session commencing in December is likely to extend to January.

The government is also considering other recommendations put forward by the higher education commissions. New amendments in the university rules will be brought after considering the suggestions which include structural reformation of administrative bodies and according more powers to higher education minister as pro-chancellor.

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