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HC grants interim stay on appointment of Ravenshaw VC

Cuttack: In a major blow to the authorities of the Ravenshaw University here, the Orissa High Court on Thursday ordered an interim stay on appointment of vice-chancellor of the varsity.

Though the university authorities can continue with the selection process for appointment of the VC, they cannot publish the final results without permission of the High Court.

The court gave this order while hearing a writ petition filed by university’s former dean Dr Nachiketa Das alleging violation of UGC guidelines in the advertisement issued by the varsity for appointment of VC.

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In the petition, Das alleged that the authorities have released a false notification for the appointment by not including administrative expertise in the eligibility criteria as prescribed in the UGC guidelines.

The next hearing of the case is on December 19.

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