Court notice over appointment of principal in St. Stephens

June 4th, 2008 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notices to Delhi University and the governing body of the St. Stephens college on a petition filed by a former teacher seeking directions for appointment of a full-time principal. A division bench headed by Justices Siddharth Mridul and Manmohan asked them to reply by July 10 explaining why there was delay in the appointment.

The bench was hearing a public interest petition filed by R.K. Malhan, a former faculty member of the college, through his counsel Sachin Datta.

Datta contended before the bench that the institution is running without a head even as the admission procedure for the new academic session started this week. There is an apprehension of irregularities in admission due to the absence of a full-time principal.

The college’s Supreme Council has appointed vice principal M.S. Frank as pro-tem administrator after Valson Thampu resigned from the post of Officer on Special Duty and officiating principal in March.

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