The “news” about BJP Leader Subramanian Swamy being in race for the Vice chancellor’s position at Jawaharlal Nehru University has turned into somewhat of funny at the HRD service. On Wednesday, as the news spread, basically in online networking, service authorities experienced serious difficulties a straight face as certainties took a rearward sitting arrangement.
The general observation in the Ministry was that Swamy’s own particular tweets contributed in fanning the speculations. “He spoke of pre-conditions before tolerating the post. There is nothing he has kept in touch with us – pre-conditions or whatever else – on the JNU matter,” one of the Ministry Personnel stated.
There are two great assumptions why Swamy is not apt for the job. One, he doesn’t qualify to be a VC of any University or so, not to mention JNU. He is more than 75 years of age while a VC of a focal college resigns at 70 itself. A VC is either named for a long time or till the age of 70, whichever is prior. Two, a quest cum-determination council for JNU is yet to be set up. While JNU has send names of two chosen people for the determination board of trustees, candidates from the Visitor (President of India) have not been settled. The present’s term VC, S K Sopori, is about to be finished by next January, however JNU sources said he needs to be cleared before because of a few responsibilities.
During mean while a category in the ministry and also JNU felt Swamy’s name did not show up all of a sudden. “It could be a trial inflatable. Obviously, He will not be appointed as VC however imagine a scenario in which he is made the chancellor of JNU. Anything can happen as for now,” a senior JNU employee said.