Published On : Wed, Sep 17th, 2014

RTMNU Acting VC’s appointment legal but temporary, claims Governor’s office in HC


Anoop Kumar

Anoop Kumar

Nagpur News
: While defending the appointment of Acting Vice Chancellor Anoop Kumar as legal, the Secretary to the Governor’s office, in its affidavit filed in the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, claimed that the appointment is legal but temporary.

The Governor’s office mentioned that since the Chancellor had special powers to appoint bureaucrats on a temporary basis, Anup Kumar’s appointment was completely justified and they would soon start the process for recruiting regular Vice Chancellor. The reply would be officially filed in the court on Wednesday while the hearing is fixed on Thursday.

The High Court in the last hearing had questioned the eligibility of the Acting Vice Chancellor for occupying the top post in the absence of the requisite qualifications, including Ph.D with 15 years of academic experience.

A plea was filed by RTMNU Senate member Gurudas Kamdi through Counsel Bhanudas Kulkarni, who questioned Anup Kumar’s appointment citing provisions of Maharashtra Universities (MU) Act, 1994.

Appearing for Anoop Kumar, Advocate Anand Parchure petitioned that the process of appointing the Vice Chancellor is a long process. The process will take place accordingly.