Last updated: September 03, 2022, 13:06 IST
The University of Delhi has said the reappointment of John Varghese as director of St Stephen College, even after the end of his term, is illegal.
In a letter to St Stephen College, Delhi University said the decision to extend Varghese’s term as director for another term from now on is null and void.
The university said he was appointed principal on March 1, 2016, but the college’s decision to extend his tenure for another term is illegal as a person can serve as principal for five years.
It has also been stated that reappointment for a second term is only possible after a thorough selection process has been completed.
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The deputy registrar of the University of Delhi has said in an official statement that there is no provision in the University Grants Commission (UGC) regulation to extend the appointment of the current director for a period of five years.
However, it said the director could be re-elected for another term. However, the standards have been violated by the highest council of the college, which is not valid.
The letter further states that it is obligatory for the universities of applied sciences to ensure that the provisions of the UGC scheme that are included in the university’s calendar are correctly adhered to.
It added that St Stephen’s College has violated the spirit of the provision of the 2018 UGC regulations.
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