Thursday, March 08, 2007

SC Show Cause Notices on Varsity Vacancies

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued show cause notices to the government authorities, seeking their explanation within 15 days on the non-appointment of vice-chancellors, registrars and other officials at the Tribhuvan, Nepal Sanskrit, Purvanchal and the Pokhara universities.Following on Wednesday's hearing, a single bench of Justice Sharada Prasad Pundit issued the notices against PM Girija Prasad Koirala, the PMO, Minister of Education and Sports, Interim Legislature, the Universities and the Nepal University Teachers' Association, seeking their written affidavits on the matter.The bench was responding to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by advocate Bhoj Raj Acharya.The petitioner demanded a mandamus order of the court. The petitioner blamed the government for being insensitive to appoint officials and said the government inaction has been affecting the education system seriously.

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