The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Monday adopted a bill empowering the state authorities to appoint Vice-Chancellors to numerous universities within the state, in an obvious bid to clip the wings of the Governor on the matter.
Higher Education Minister Okay Ponmudy tabled the bill to amend the Tamil Nadu Universities Laws to permit the state authorities to appoint VCs to the varsities.
The BJP opposed the bill on the introductory stage whereas the principle opposition AIADMK, taking exception to a comment on late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa by Congress Legislature Party chief Okay Selvaperunthagai, staged a walkout forward of the passage of the bill.
Earlier, Chief Minister M Okay Stalin, whereas interesting to members to assist the federal government’s initiative, stated that even in Gujarat, the home-state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the vice-chancellors are usually not appointed by the governor however the State.
Same was the case with different states together with Telangana and Karnataka.
Opposition PMK supported the bill.
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