Appointment of NEHU VC likely in December or early 2021



Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Friday, assured that the procedures of appointing a new Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) will be completed within this year.

The Union HRD Minister made this assurance to Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister Alexander Laloo Hek, who is currently in the national capital.

During the meeting held on Friday, Hek urged the union minister to give preference to the qualified individuals from Meghalaya while appointing the new VC of the premier educational institute in the Northeast.

"The HRD minister assured that the new VC of NEHU will be appointed either in December or at the beginning of 2021," Hek said.

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Meanwhile, the Health and Family Welfare Minister also informed that he had met the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy to impress on the need to invite the proscribed HNLC for peace talks.

According to him, Reddy assured that he will raise the HNLC's issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah since bringing the militant outfit to the talking tables is critical for the promotion of peace and harmony in the country.

Hek also handed Reddy the letter which was earlier sent to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah.