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DAVV following British tactics

india Updated: Dec 20, 2006 00:55 IST

THE BRITISH tactics of ‘divide and rule’ seems to be followed in the four-star Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalya (DAVV) with the University administration trying to create a divide between the employees carrying on protests over their demand of regularisation.

Vice Chancellor (V-C) Dr Rajkamal faced by a defiant lot of employees who ‘gheraoed’ him on Monday demanding regularisation of ‘dainik vetan-bhogi karmcharis’ adopted the British tactics by stating on Tuesday that the employees are themselves not one on the issue.

He said, “the employees from the administrative wing had approached with the contention that the benefit of regularisation not be extended to those working in the University Teaching Department (UTD). This implies that the eligibility criteria for them”. 

The employees uniting under the banner of Gair Shikshak Karmchari Sangh vehemently denied any rumours of division of opinion amongst themselves. Former president Santosh Raghuvanshi said, “none amongst them has ever hinted by words or deeds towards adoption of a partisan approach.

The employees have always stated that regularisation of all such university employees working upwards of 10-years be made without delay”.

Ratiram Verma who joined the University as a daily wager in 1985 is still awaiting regularisation. Being the only earning member supporting six family members he finds his Rs 2,500 salary grossly inadequate. Similarly, Sadashiv Pathak who joined service in 1988 also having six dependent members leads a hand to mouth existence.

Devilal Banodha who joined on November 5, 1988 has four members in his family including a girl of marriageable age. Such and several other live examples of governmental apathy were presented by the Sangh.

Meanwhile, the V-C following the directives received from Chief Secretary Higher Education Dr Bhagirath Prasad in the light of a Supreme Court ruling on regularising employees working from more than 10-years has formed enquiry committees from all departments to verify number of vacant posts and the adjustment scope therein.

 This information collected department wise will be compiled in the form of a list that will be sent to the Higher Education Department for perusal. 

Dr Rajkamal, cautiously pointed out that final action in this regard will come not from the University end but from the State Government.