JAIPUR: Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra has returned a Bill that was introduced in the Assembly to change the qualifications for the Vice Chancellor's position at the Haridev Joshi Journalism and Mass Communication University in Jaipur.
The Raj Bhavan has returned the Bill stating that it has to be re-examined in light of the laws of various regulatory agencies as well as the minimum experience required. This was the government of Ashok Gehlot's third Bill to be returned by the Raj Bhavan.
During the Assembly session, the state government introduced the Journalism University Bill. A person with 20 years of experience in journalism, whether in the public or private sector, is eligible to become the Vice-Chancellor of a journalism institution under this bill. Until now, all universities required a ten-year professorial experience to become Vice-Chancellor, but the government sought to change that.
The Governor has already returned the Advocate Welfare Amendment Bill. Another law, the Rajasthan Compulsory Marriage Registration Bill, was returned after the state government sought it after various groups of individuals raised concerns over it.