Vice-chancellor appointments held up in ministry

India’s Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has been sitting on the appointment of vice-chancellors to central universities although due selection process has been completed and it was tasked with filling up vacancies in educational institutions as part of the central government’s 100-day agenda, writes Anubhuti Vishnoi for The Economic Times.

Appointments of vice-chancellors to at least five central universities have been held up in the ministry, even as the selection process was wrapped up months ago. In terms of the outlined process, a selection committee comprising eminent persons shortlists candidates for a vice-chancellor’s post and submits a panel of three to five names which are to be sent by the ministry to the Visitor (president of India) for approval. In practice, the HRD ministry and minister’s offices vets the names carefully before sending them to the Visitor.

The Economic Times has learnt that while selection committees submitted shortlisted panels of candidates for the top posts at several universities in time, they remain under scrutiny at the ministry and in the office of the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.
Full report on The Economic Times site