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2. The Vice-Chancellor

(1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Visitor from a panel of not less than three persons who shall be recommended by a Committee as constituted under clause (2): Provided that if the Visitor does not approve of any of the persons included in the panel, he may call for a fresh panel.

(2) The Committee referred to in clause (1), shall consist of three persons, none of whom shall be an employee of the University or an institution associated with the University, or a member of the Executive Council or Academic Council or of any other authority of the University. Out of the three persons, two shall be nominated by the Executive Council and one by the Visitor and the nominee of the Visitor shall be the convener of the Committee.

(3) The Vice-Chancellor shall be a whole-time salaried officer of the University.

(4) The Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office, and he shall not be eligible for re-appointment: Provided that the Visitor may direct any Vice-Chancellor after his term has expired, to continue in office for such period, not exceeding a total period of one year, as may be specified by him or till his successor is appointed and enters upon his office, whichever is earlier.

(5) Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (4) a person appointed as Vice-Chancellor shall, if he attains the age of sixty-five years during the term of his office or any extension thereof, retire from office.

(6) The emoluments and other conditions of service of the Vice-Chancellor shall be as follows:-

(i) The Vice-Chancellor shall be paid a monthly salary and allowances other than house rent allowance at the rates fixed by the Central Government from time to time: Provided that if he assumes office after retiring on superannuation from a pensionable post, his salary and allowance shall be reduced by the gross amount of his pension prior to commutation or the payment of pension shall be held in abeyance until he relinquishes office; Provided further that if he assumes office after retiring on superannuation from a non-pensionable post, his salary and allowances shall be reduced by the gross amount equivalent of retirement benefits availed of by him on superannuation; Provided also that where such employee had been a member of any pension scheme, the University shall make the necessary contribution to such scheme.

(ii) The Vice-Chancellor shall be entitled to travelling allowance at such rates as may be fixed by the Executive Council.

(iii) The Vice-Chancellor shall be entitled to leave on full pay at the rate of thirty days in a calendar year and the leave shall be credited to his account in advance in two half yearly instalments of fifteen days each on the 1st day of January and July every year: Provided that if the Vice-Chancellor assumes or relinquishes charge of the office of the Vice-Chancellor during the currency of a half year the leave shall be credited proportionately at the rate of two and-a-half days for each completed month of service.

(iv) In addition to the leave referred to in sub-clause (iii), the Vice-Chancellor shall also be entitled to half pay leave at the rate of twenty days for each completed year of service. This half pay leave may also be availed of as commuted leave on full pay on medical certificate. When commuted leave is availed, twice the amount of half pay leave shall be debited against half pay leave due.

(v) The Vice-Chancellor shall be entitled to such terminal benefits and allowances as may be fixed by the Executive Council with the approval of the Visitor from time to time.

(7) If the office of the Vice-Chancellor becomes vacant due to death, resignation or otherwise, or if he is unable to perform his duties due to ill health or any other cause, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall perform the duties of the Vice-Chancellor: Provided that if the Pro-Vice-Chancellor is not available, the senior-most professor shall perform the duties of the Vice-Chancellor until a new Vice-Chancellor assumes office or until the existing Vice-Chancellor attends to the duties of his office as the case may be. Powers and duties of the

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