Supreme Court issues show cause notice to PM over PAHS VC suspension



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The Supreme Court on Sunday issued an interim order till December 18 against the Prime Minister and Chancellor of Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) Baburam Bhattarai’s decision to suspend  Vice-chancellor (VC) Sangita Bhandari from the post.

A single bench of Damodar Sharma also issued a show cause notice and asked the PM, his office, and six others to furnish the clarifications on the issue in writing.

On Wednesday, PM had suspended PAHS VC Bhandari and Rector Saumya Bhattarcharya for one week as per the PAHS regulations and had formed a probe committee to look into a dispute that has plagued the institution for the last couple of months.

The professors and teachers at PAHS had been demanding the resignations of Bhandari and PAHS rector Saumya Bhattacharya.

The agitating professors and teachers had then agreed to return to work after PM Bhattarai officially handed a resignation letter to VC Bhandari.