The Pinarayi Vijayan-led government on Thursday amended the rules of Kerala Kalamandalam, a deemed-to-be-university for art and culture, to remove Governor Arif Mohammed Khan as its chancellor, PTI reported.
The move came amid the Left Democratic Front government’s escalating confrontation with Khan on the administration of state universities. The state Cabinet has decided to request Khan to promulgate an ordinance removing him as the sole chancellor of the universities, so that renowned academicians can be appointed to the post.
On Thursday evening, the government issued an order amending the rules of Kerala Kalamandalam to facilitate the appointment of an eminent person of its choice from the field of art and culture as the chancellor.
“The governance system and management structure of Kerala Kalamandalam shall be in accordance with the decision of the government of Kerala,” the order said.
The state government amended Clause 4.25.0 of the rules and introduced the provision that the chancellor of the university would be the “chancellor appointed by the sponsoring body”.
The Left government in #Kerala today amended the rules of Kerala Kalamandalam deemed university to remove the #Governor as its #chancellor, a position which would now be filled with an eminent person from the field of Art and Culture. pic.twitter.com/q6v5QU3OAb
— Rohit Thayyil (@RohitThayyil) November 10, 2022
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