Prez of­fice turns down min­is­ter’s picks for AMU ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil

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NEW DELHI: Pres­i­dent Pranab Mukher­jee’s of­fice has re­turned an HRD min­istry file rec­om­mend­ing can­di­dates to fill a va­cant seat on Ali­garh Mus­lim Univer­sity’s ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil and asked it to send more names, it is learnt.

The min­istry rec­om­mended the names of In­dia TV editor-inchief Ra­jat Sharma and Vi­jay P Bhatkar, ar­chi­tect of In­dia’s first su­per­com­puter and pres­i­dent of Vi­j­nana Bharati, an RSS-af­fil­i­ated or­gan­i­sa­tion in­volved with the Swadeshi Sci­ence move­ment, sources said.

The Pres­i­dent’s of­fice re­turned the file, ask­ing the min­istry to send more names to fill the va­cant slot on the univer­sity’s high­est de­ci­sion-mak­ing body. Of the 28 mem­bers on the coun- cil, three are rec­om­mended by the min­istry but the Pres­i­dent’s ap­proval is manda­tory as he is the vis­i­tor of the univer­sity.

The HRD min­istry re­fused to com­ment on the is­sue.


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