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Updated: October 17, 2012 08:14 IST

T.N. Seshan is now administrator of Pachaiyappa’s Trust

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The Madras High Court on Tuesday appointed T.N. Seshan, retired chief election commissioner, as the interim administrator (IA) of the Pachaiyappa’s Trust, with immediate effect.

Passing orders on applications relating to the functioning of the management of the trust running under a new scheme framed by the court, the court said the IA would administer the trust until a new board of trustees took charge after conducting elections for the trust board.

After assuming charge, the administrator would make necessary preparations to conduct elections for five vacancies in the trust board. In view of the grave situation created by non-filling up of posts, he would specifically attend to the question of filling up of vacant posts in the colleges run by the trust, besides his other work.

The court said serious complaints had been made regarding the large number of vacancies of teachers in various colleges run by the trust. Since recruitment of teachers was governed by the Tamil Nadu Private Colleges (Regulations) Act, the process of filling up the vacancies need not wait for the completion of the election, which is likely to take some more time.

Until the full strength of the trustees was established by due process of law, the IA would exercise all powers vested with the trustees under the scheme, including administration, financial and all personnel management and in all activities of the trust, the court said.

Right person chosen at the right time No doubt he will set
right everything in a short period of time.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2012 at 19:23 IST

TN Seshan "ADHI SHESHAN " as called by our former Prime Minister Indhira Ghandhi in
olden days. He is stubborn in his careers and I worked under him as Election officer. He is a
man of action and free out of polity.
Very good selection indeed.

from:  Ramamoorthy
Posted on: Oct 19, 2012 at 15:52 IST

The Honourable High Court in Tamil Nadu, as usual , has taken the
right move at the most critical hour of need. The good deeds that
great philanthropists like Pachchaiyappa Mudaliar has left behind
should not languish . As one who has had intimate knowledge
of what has been happening within those group of Institutions -
several Colleges and Schools, not to mention other Charities such as
the Chidambaram Car Festival grants, it is my humble desire that Mr.
Seshan should first and foremost ~Seshanize " the whole administration
from bottom to top. Needless to state that he has all the good wishes
of all the knowledgeable intelligentia within the country and abroad.

from:  drvsubramaniam
Posted on: Oct 19, 2012 at 09:11 IST

Sri.T.N. Seshan is man of Action,bold,honest and sincere in any
assignment entrusted to him.He means business and never tolerates any
mistakes under his administration.He will do his best and deliver the
goods as expected .I congratulate the High court in naming him as the
Administrator of this trust.One can TRUST him.Rarely honest and
efficient men are favoured by the politicians as they hinder their
wrong-doings.If more such persons like Mr Seshan, Sri
Chandrasekaran,former Cabinet Secretary are in Administration both at
center and States ,India can show positive growth without little scope
of corruption and favouritism.

from:  Librawalla
Posted on: Oct 19, 2012 at 07:30 IST

The right person for big job,we need you sir

from:  Ashokk kumar
Posted on: Oct 18, 2012 at 16:12 IST

Yes , it is Pachippa Trust's good fortune that the responsibility of turning around the working style is handed over to Sri T N Seshan. We can see a institution which has eroded in all spheres will see the light and achieves the real goal the founders of the trust whised

from:  Chandramohan. N
Posted on: Oct 18, 2012 at 12:04 IST

Now we can see some fearless, honest statements and fireworks in the Education sector. Mr Seshan you have our support. Please clean the stables.

from:  mani sandilya
Posted on: Oct 18, 2012 at 03:40 IST

TNS - pride of India!

from:  D. Chandramouli
Posted on: Oct 17, 2012 at 19:50 IST

At last we can see some light; and it is not an end, but just a beginning

from:  RenganathanD A S
Posted on: Oct 17, 2012 at 19:44 IST

Before Seshan people weren't aware of something called EC.A
revolutionary in bringing order!...A great person indeed.

from:  Akshay Bhatt
Posted on: Oct 17, 2012 at 18:55 IST

It is quite heartening to find Mr.T.N.Seshan in the news after a very big gap. Well-known for his integrity, enviable dynamism, keenness to take initiatives and total involvement in whatever he does,he will be untiring in his efforts to bring back Pachaiyappa's trust to its past glory. With proven ability and insatiable inner urge to carry out the entrusted job to perfection, he,despite his advanced age,will surely succeed in dealing effectively with the tough task given to him. Let us lend our moral support to him.

from:  K.D.Viswanaathan
Posted on: Oct 17, 2012 at 17:55 IST

Best Person for Great Job!!!!

from:  Kasinathan.N
Posted on: Oct 17, 2012 at 17:23 IST

Mr. T N Seshan can do it. I would even add no one can do a better job. The great Pachippa Trust needs to be rebuilt.

from:  V. Srinivasan
Posted on: Oct 17, 2012 at 16:40 IST

Good to see your picture after a long gap and happy to hear that you have been entrusted the responsibility of Interim Administrator by the court to look after the affairs of Pachaiyappa's Trust. I am ardent fan of yours who turned around the Election Commission and made people of India what this Commission is and its powers. I salute you Sir, being honest and BOLD and we need more such eminent personalities for the younger generation to look up at in today's messiah of matters of national importance.

from:  Satish Menon
Posted on: Oct 17, 2012 at 16:26 IST

Welcome Seshanji; wish you good luck and success in improving the
operations of Trust - a name, many often use, and make it mockery ! Selfish agenda takes over and all become money oriented and do not leave any room for trust by the public; Kindly use your past varied experience and build up a good body for future ! God bless your efforts, I pray -

from:  P N Mani
Posted on: Oct 17, 2012 at 16:11 IST

T.N.Seshan is an iron fist man.Where so ever he may be given any responsibility rest assure nothing can go wrong.We wish to have many persons like him but unfortunately a section of people may call it as their "BAD LUCK".

from:  Ravindra Raizada
Posted on: Oct 17, 2012 at 12:06 IST

While Mr.Seshan might set right the administrative issues at the Pachaiyappa Trust, and
even those of the institutions it supports, it is a moot point if even he can improve the day to
day atmosphere in Pachaiayppa college. The problem there, as in Presidency College, is not so much administrative laxities as plain and aimple rowdyism of the student body. That is
clearly due to the quality of the student body. It might be politically incorrect to say this but when Presidency exercised some form of selectivity , the campus did not experience running fights. There may have been a section not interested in academics, but those that were so inclined were allowed to pursue their academic ambitions. With political tokenism taking precedence over pursuit of learning the College has descended into a site for gang wars and
plain and simple rowdyism. The government must realize that quality of student body is paramount if colleges are to function as centres of learning and act accordly.

from:  Muralita
Posted on: Oct 17, 2012 at 10:16 IST
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