Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: The Veerashaiva Lingayata Samaja has alleged that the State Government has violated the norms of Karnataka State Universities Act 2000 while appointing the registrars to various universities in the State. It has asked Governor H.R. Bhardwaj to intervene and set right the issues.

Sri Shantaveera Swamiji of Sri Koladamath Mahasamastana, who is a patron of the samaja, said the Government had ignored the names recommended by the Vice-Chancellors to the posts of registrars and appointed persons of its choice.

“The haste with which these appointments have been made, even as Prof. N.R.Shetty’s report on the amendments to Karnataka State Universities Act, 2000 is awaited, has led to many suspicions. The guidelines for this kind of appointments were evolved in the Inter University Board. These illegal appointments have polluted the academic environment of universities,” he charged.

The swamiji alleged that vested interests used students and ‘hired’ students to create turmoil on the campus.