Vice-chancellor appointments held up in ministry
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’.
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