In a shocking development, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit alleged on Saturday that some Vice Chancellors had been appointed in universities and colleges in the state in exchange of money.

Addressing a conference on “Enhancing Quality Education” in Chennai on Saturday, Purohit said that he was told that the amount of money given for the appointments was huge.

He said that he didn’t believe in the allegations till he discovered it himself and decided to change it adding that he had appointed nine Vice Chancellors in Tamil Nadu purely on merit.

But PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss wondered what action the Governor has taken to punish the culprits.

Ramadoss said it was not enough to detect presence of corruption in the appointment of Vice Chancellors, it was also the Governor’s duty to take action against those involved in corruption.

According to Ramadoss, there is corruption in the appointment of posts from Vice Chancellors to Assistant Professors in the universities of Tamil Nadu.

Reacting to the allegation, Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar said that the AIADMK government will take necessary action on the issue if the Governor discloses the names of the VCs who have paid money to get their posts.

(With inputs from agencies.)