JNU VC made appointments ‘without authority’, HC restrains chairpersons from taking major decisions
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JNU VC made appointments ‘without authority’, HC restrains chairpersons from taking major decisions

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November 2, 2021

Observing that the vice-chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is not vested with the power to appoint chairpersons of centres, the Delhi High Court has restrained the nine chairpersons appointed by Prof M Jagadesh Kumar from taking any major decisions, including those relating to the convening of selection committees or carrying out selections concerning the centres or special centres.


New Delhi, 02 November 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, the division bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher and Justice Talwant Singh said that the power to appoint chairpersons is expressly conferred upon the executive council and not the VC. “Therefore, prima facie, respondent no.2 could not have exercised the power to appoint Chairpersons of Centres/Special Centres,” said the court, adding that the appointments made by the VC prima facie are without authority.

Source - indianexpress.com

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