Kerala governor Arif Mohammad Khan has issued an order staying the appointment of CPM leader and Chief Minister’s private secretary KK Ragesh’s wife Priya Varghese in Kannur university.
The governor took the move after Kannur university faced criticism for allegedly violating the rules to appoint the CPM leader’s wife in the post of associate professor in Malayalam department.
On Wednesday, the governor informed that he will announce his decision on the varsity row within 30 minutes. The governor who is the chancellor of universities in Kerala declared that he will not tolerate nepotism while serving in the post.
Following this, he issued an order staying the appointment of Priya Varghese. He also served a show cause notice to Kannur University Vice Chancellor Gopinath Raveendran over the appointment row.
On Sunday, Governor Arif Mohammed Khan asked Kannur University Vice-Chancellor for a report on alleged irregularity in the appointment of the wife of K.K. Ragesh as an associate professor of Malayalam after an RTI reply revealed that she scored the maximum marks in the personal interview.