Murmu replaces CM as Chancellor of IUST and other varsities

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Srinagar: The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory has replaced Chief Minister as chancellor of the Islamic University of Science and Technology, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University and Cluster Universities of Jammu and Srinagar.

According to Jammu and Kashmir Re-organisation (adaptation of state laws) order, 2020, the LG will be vice-chancellor of IUST, BGSBU and Cluster Universities of Jammu and Srinagar.

According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), IUST and BGSBU were also funded respectively by the Wakf Board and Wakf Council.

After PDP-BJP Government collapsed in June 2018, amendments were made in the laws of IUST and BGSU to empower Governor to function as Chancellor of these varsities only during Governor’s rule and President’s rule.

The government has amended the law governing creation of yet-to-be established National Law University to appoint Chief Justice of J-K High Court as its chancellor.

Under the law enacted during previous PDP-BJP government, Chief Minister was chancellor of the Law University. (KNO)

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