CHENNAI: Former Minister for Higher Education and DMK leader K Ponmudi on Thursday urged the State government not to compromise State’s rights in selection and appointment of university Vice-Chancellors.
Touching the issue during a debate on the demand for grants for Higher Education department in the Assembly, he rued the intervention of the Governor in re-constitution of a selection panel to choose the V-C for Anna University.
He asked how Governor could ask for disbanding selection panel and added that the panel was formed by the State. “State’s rights shouldn’t compromised,” he urged.
Moreover, Ponmudi asked the government not to allow the State Governor to act like the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry where a bitter tussle for binding powers has been going on between the L-G and the Chief Minister.