Perturbed over a decision of the Syndicate to send a disaffiliation notice to the Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital,Sector 26,for not appointing 100 per cent faculty and non-compliance of other conditions imposed by an inspection committee,the college principal said his institute had already issued an advertisement for 10 posts on April 11.
The Syndicate came to the decision after the inspection committee strongly recommended that the affiliation be suspended till the college acquires regular faculty according to Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH) norms.
Speaking to Chandigarh Newsline,college principal K K Dhiman said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had on March 8,2013 issued a notification regarding appointment of faculty in homeopathic colleges. According to the notification,colleges having one to 60 seats should have 24 regular faculty members and 28 for 61 to 100 seats.
He further stressed that the ministry had asked the colleges to recruit the staff by May 15 and asked CCH to conduct the inspections after the said date.
My college has 50 seats and 14 faculty members. As per the new guidelines,we were short of 10 teachers. We have already issued an advertisement on April 11 regarding filling up the posts. Moreover,I had also,on April 13,informed the PU Vice-Chancellor,D R Colleges and Dean College Development Council (DCDC) about this. Despite all the efforts,the Syndicate decided to issue the disaffiliation notice, the principal said.
The college authorities also held that there are scores of colleges affiliated to PU that are short of regular faculty and staff,but the university did not serve them notices.
One of the syndics,requesting anonymity,said since past the two years the college had been saying the same thing about filling the posts,but to no effect. The college is not short of 10 but 23 teachers.
In January last year,a three-member PU inspection committee had visited the college and said it did not have 100 per cent regular faculty and asked the college to enhance the number of patients in the OPD.
DCDC Prof Nawal Kishore denied commenting on the issue.