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Bihar govt to constitute a Commission to appoint VCs

Amid allegations of corruption in the appointment of Vice Chancellors and Pro-Vice Chancellors, the Bihar government today decided to adopt 'a transparent' procedure for such appointments.

patna Updated: Jan 03, 2011 19:05 IST

Amid allegations of corruption in the appointment of Vice Chancellors and Pro-Vice Chancellors, the Bihar government on Monday decided to adopt 'a transparent' procedure for such appointments. The state will also set up a board for recruitment of lecturers in universities.

State Human Resources Department minister, P K Sahi said a transparent procedure will be adopted for appointments of VCs and Pro-VCs. The state government has approached the Governor -- as the Chancellor of universities -- to take the department into confidence.

A four member committee set up by the HRD has recommended a set procedure for appointment of VCS, Pro-VCs and other key persons, including registrars and controllers of examinations in universities, he said.

The panel has suggested constitution of a search committee, as prevalent in other states, for listing names of prospective candidates. They should be university professors with at least ten years of teaching, research and administrative experience, the committee suggested in its report.

Sahi said, the state government was of the firm view that lecturers of colleges and universities be appointed by a commission/board for which a suitable law will be brought in the state legislature during the Budget session.

The commission will comprise experts on all subjects and ensure that jobs are given to meritorious aspirants, he said.

Senior JD(U) leader, Shivanand Tiwari on Sunday alleged that corruption was "rampant" in Bihar's higher education sector and called upon Sahi to take immediate effective measures to check the menace.