Shifting RGHUS: High court orders notice to VC

Shifting RGHUS: High court orders notice to VC

 The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the vice chancellor and registrar of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) and the managing director of Nagarjuna Constructions in a petition seeking directions not to shift RGUHS to Ramanagaram.

The petitioners, who include principals of various medical, nursing and ayurvedic colleges, have challenged the government order dated February 8 directing RGUHS to shift immediately to Ramanagaram district. The government order has been signed by Energy Minister D K Shivakumar, who is also the district-in-charge minister.

The government has allotted the Kandaya Bhavan building in Ramanagaram to RGUHS to set up its engineering section.

The petitioners have contended that the Health and Family Welfare department has failed to address the difficulties that the university would face if it is shifted to Ramanagaram. Further, the petitioners have alleged that to appease the voters of Ramanagaram area, it had been have decided to shift the entire university immediately with complete disregard to law or practicality.

The petitioners have said that shifting of RGUHS to Ramanagaram could compromise on the professional functioning of RGUHS and pave way for brokers, middlemen and touts attached to powerful politicians to practically sell degrees and marks cards. Justice A S Bopanna issued notice to the state government and adjourned the hearing.

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