With an aim to check the deluge of number of employees -- both teaching and non teaching - coming to and going on deputation from Panjab University, authorities have framed rules and regulations for the same.
Vice chancellor Prof RC Sobti had constituted a committee under the chairmanship of retired IAS officer Sada Nand for the purpose. After much deliberation, the committee has come up with a total of nine recommendations for streamlining the process. The rules framed are in line with those of government of India, Punjab government and other top universities across the country, including University of Delhi.
Prof Akshay Kumar, one of the members of the committee, was of opinion that certain checks need to be introduced, else the current trend of deputation will harm the interest of PU employees.
Keeping that in view, it has been decided that for appointing persons on deputation in PU, first an attempt should be made to fill up the posts by following a regular procedure through open advertisement at least twice. If no eligible candidate is available, only then persons from outside should be taken on deputation to meet the urgent needs of the varsity.
The members of the committee recommended that the employees willing to go on deputation from PU should be a conformed employee of the varsity and must make a request for the same in writing.
Efforts have been made to safeguard the interest of the employees. Giving details, prof Akshay Kumar said that the borrowing organisation will have to contribute towards general provident fund/ pension fund and group insurance maintained by the parent institution of the employee. Besides that the borrowing organisation will have to pay the leave salary in respect of disability leave, if any, granted on account of any disability.
Outlining other recommendations, Gopal Krishan Chatrath, another member of the committee, said that the permanent employee of the university during deputation period will be entitled for all the benefits and privileges which are granted to other employees of the university from time to time.
The Panjab University Staff Association (non-teaching) leadership feels that the varsity should help all those who want to shift to other organisation for better future prospects.
Association president Deepak Kaushik said that good employees moving to other orgainsations will help the university to have its ambassadors in other institutes and will enhance the prestige of the varsity.