Relieve RGUHS registrar from post on Mar 26: HC

Relieve RGUHS registrar from post on Mar 26: HC

The High Court on Tuesday allowed Dr Prem Kumar, registrar of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), to continue in his post till March 25, permitting him to attend the convocation of the university on that day, and to be relieved from his post by March 26.

Hearing a petition challenging the ‘illegal’ appointment of the registrar, a division bench comprising Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice Ram Mohan Reddy disposed of the petition, directing that the registrar must be relieved of his duties on March 26.

The petitioner had contended that Prem Kumar was appointed on deputation as the registrar in 2010 by the then vice-chancellor. Later, Prem Kumar extended his tenure on his own by signing the orders. The bench observed that the registrar had extended his own tenure, signed his own orders and issued orders to himself, by abusing his post.

The State government had brought in an amendment to the RGUHS Act in 2013, keeping the powers of appointing the registrar only with the government and not with the vice-chancellor. The bench disposed of the petition, allowing the registrar to attend the convocation.

Bail rejected

The High Court has rejected bail to three persons accused in the murder of K J Thomas, the rector of St Peter’s Seminary in Bengaluru on March 31, 2013.

 Justice A V Chandrashekhara rejected the criminal petitions seeking bail, filed by Father Elias Daniel, Father William Patrick and Carmel Peter who were arrested on March 21, 2014.

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