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GNLU review commission report to be read & completed before renewing director Patel’s term

GNLU Gandhinagar director Bimal Patel's reappointment after his term expires may be subject to consideration of the commission report that criticised the administration at the school, and a new report by the third, missing member of the commission.

The law school’s executive council (EC) has proposed that Patel’s term be renewed when it ends in November 2013.

A source with knowledge of the process told Legally India that on Monday GNLU’s general council (GC) discussed the EC’s proposal to renew Patel’s term and raised the Madhava Menon committee report of the law school’s first ever review.

Under the GNLU Act the EC has the power to renew the director’s term with or without forming a search committee. But the GC on Monday observed that the EC’s proposal cannot be passed without discussing the review commission report.

The report was signed by only two members of the three member commission, with the third member, former IIM director Bakul Dholakia, having asked for more time to submit his recommendations. GNLU’s visitor and Supreme Court justice Anil Dave has now asked Dholakia to submit his version within two to three months.

It was resolved in Monday’s meeting that after Dholakia submits his report, the two versions of the report – one signed by Menon and Prof HC Dholakia, and the other by Prof Bakul Dholakia – will be discussed in a GC meeting in September and the GC’s recommendations would be sent back to the EC, which will take the final decision on renewal of Patel’s term.

In late May, members of GNLU’s administration produced a memo partially rebutting criticisms in the report, while claiming that no copy had been formally received by the administration since January. Menon said that the draft report that was published was in final form, despite Bakul Dholakia not having signed it.

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