HC moved for full-time Governor for TN

By PTI Published on Apr 08, 2017 01:33 PM IST

Chennai: A petition has been filed in the Madras High Court seeking a direction to the Centre to appoint a full-time Governor for Tamilnadu. When it came up for hearing today, a division bench comprising Justices Huluvadi G Ramesh and R M D Teekaa Raaman directed the Additional Solicitor General to get instruction from the Union Government.

Petitioner V Anbazhagan submitted that Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao was holding additional charge of Tamilnadu for the past seven months and hence there was no 'effective administration of the executive.'

He alleged that political situations were not properly handled as most of the days the Governor In-charge was actively participating in the administrative and executive work at Maharashtra. Besides, four universities in the State, including the premier Anna University, were functioning without a Vice Chancellor.

Commissions like the State Human Rights Commission was also functioning without a Chairperson, he said. These posts, to which appointments are made by the Governor, remained vacant because of the absence of a full-time occupant in the Raj Bhavan, the petitioner said.