It is the first time in the history of Mumbai University that Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao served a show-cause notice to MU’s vice-chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh for delaying the results. He was supposed to declare results before July 31. He did not do so and he received a show-cause notice on August 1.
Governor has all the rights to issue show-cause notice under provisions of the Maharashtra Public Universities Act, particularly Section 11(14) and 89. Likewise, under section 11(14)(e) of the Maharashtra Public Universities Act, the chancellor can dismiss the vice-chancellor if he has willfully omitted or refused to carry out the provisions of the law or breached any of the terms and conditions of service or any other conditions prescribed by the state government.
This year, 4.77 lakh students appeared for the exams in March – April but 4.13 lakh students received their results. This led to the chaos among the students who were preparing for their admissions.