Gujarat Vidyapith appoints:- A senior professor of the Gujarat Vidyapith has been requested to take over as its in-charge vice chancellor, forward of the excessive courtroom’s deadline of January 17 for motion towards VC Rajendra Khimani, who has resigned, based mostly on a University Grants Commission report, sources stated.
Professor Bharat Joshi, from the Department of Education of the Vidyapith, based by Mahatma Gandhi, has been requested to take cost till the brand new appointment is made. Joshi has confirmed he obtained a name concerning the identical. He has agreed to take cost on Monday.
The UGC in November 2021 directed the chancellor of the Vidyapith, a deemed college primarily based in Ahmedabad, to take away Khimani as VC after its inquiry report recognized a procedural lapse in his appointment. There had been additionally sure lapses on Khimani’s half within the administrative and monetary functioning of the Gujarat Vidyapith because the registrar between April 1, 2004, to April 30, 2019, the UGC report said.
Khimani resigned earlier than the January 17, 2023 deadline set by the Gujarat High Court for the college to go an applicable order concerning him, sources mentioned. Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat had lately taken over as the brand new chancellor of the Vidyapith after former chancellor and social employee Ela Bhatt (now deceased) resigned.
The Gujarat Vidyapith was based by Mahatma Gandhi on October 18, 1920. He had served as its life-long chancellor. Stalwarts like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Rajendra Prasad and Morarji Desai had additionally labored in the identical capability. Based on a report constituted to look into Khimani’s appointment, the UGC had directed the then chancellor to take away Khimani with instant impact.
The UGC had stated failure to adjust to its instructions would entice penal motion in accordance with the UGC Act and Regulations of 2019 together with withdrawing of grants. Khimani had challenged the UGC order within the excessive courtroom terming it “illegal, arbitrary and in breach of Regulation 10.12.2.E of the UGC (Institutions Deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2019”. Rejecting his petition, the HC on September 21, 2022 directed the Vidyapith to observe the due course of and cross acceptable orders primarily based on the report of the UGC as per regulation.
Gujarat Vidyapith appoints incharge VC after high court direction
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