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HC seeks reply on appointment of V-Cs

The Bombay high court has directed the chancellor of universities of Maharashtra (Governor), the state government and the University Grants Commission (UGC) to file their reply to a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the recent appointments of all vice-chancellors in the state. Urvi Mahajani reports.
None | By Urvi Mahajani, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2011 01:09 AM IST

The Bombay high court has directed the chancellor of universities of Maharashtra (Governor), the state government and the University Grants Commission (UGC) to file their reply to a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the recent appointments of all vice-chancellors in the state.

The division bench of justice DD Sinha and justice AP Bhangale of the Nagpur bench has also directed the 11 universities in the state, including Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Nashik, and Aurangabad, to file their replies within four weeks.

Sunil Mishra, faculty, Central India Institute of Mass Communication, Nagpur, filed the PIL seeking quashing of the appointments of vice-chancellors.

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