AT A meeting to be held on October 8, the Syndicate will take up a resolution regarding the appointment of superannuated teachers below the age of 65 years in the constituent Dharamkot and Ferozepur colleges of the university. The resolution, which is proposed by Dean Students’ Welfare Navdeep Goyal, states that the MoU for financial and other liabilities of those colleges is still pending and till the time it is signed, it would not be advisable to appoint regular faculty in those colleges.
The proposal also says that the university should appoint assistant professors/associate professors on the minimum of scales on a contract basis in constituent colleges. Goyal said, “As we have the infrastructure and the colleges are situated in the interiors of Punjab, we can use the experience of these teachers for imparting quality education to students.
Moreover, we can’t hire permanent staff due to the fiscal crisis and we can’t afford any further liabilities. So, therefore, till the time the financial model is not finalised with the Punjab state government pertaining to these colleges, this is the best option available.”
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The university already re-employs superannuated principals in its affiliated colleges. Both the colleges are newly opened and the Punjab government had asked the university authorities for affiliation to these colleges. The university, which is undergoing a serious financial crunch, has put hiring of new teachers on hold till it gets adequate grants.
Resolution for Senate meet
A resolution to be taken up in Senate meeting on October 9 states that one-year term of all the existing, reappointed principals in the aided colleges after superannuation should be increased to two years. The document points out that some of the principals in the aided affiliated colleges have been appointed for a period of two years, which is discriminatory in nature.
“The university should bring in uniformity in the policies it frames. Some of the principals have been given superannuation for two years which is unfair to others,” said Senator Harmohinder Singh Lucky.