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Chief Minister, not the Governor to be the Chancellor of WB Varsities! Bill introduced in the assembly

The cabinet has also passed a proposal to appoint the Chief Minister as the Principal of the University of Health, Agriculture, Animal and Fisheries Sciences instead of the Governor.

SNS | west Bengal |

The State University Amendment Bill 2022, was introduced in the West Bengal Assembly today after the West Bengal cabinet earlier approved the proposal to appoint Chief Minister as the chancellor instead of the governor in all the universities under education and other departments.

While the scholars and the opposition parties have opposed the amendments, Trinamool retaliated by insisting that the Trinamool government is going to bring big changes in the education system in the state and have been demanding that, “Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should be made the chancellor of all government universities in the state, not the governor.”

The state cabinet has already approved the proposal. Besides introducing the West Bengal University Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2022, which was introduced in the Assembly on Monday, the cabinet has also passed a proposal to appoint the Chief Minister as the Principal of the University of Health, Agriculture, Animal and Fisheries Sciences instead of the Governor.

Not only the opposition, but certain section of intellectuals issued a statement on Saturday protesting the decision. They demanded that neither the Prime Minister, the Governor nor the Chief Minister should be given the responsibility of the post of Chancellor.