DEVI AHILYA Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) Gair Shikshak Karmachari Sangh members had an altercation with Acting Registrar M K Tiwari over the long-pending demand of regularisation and gheraoed the Vice Chancellor on Monday. The gherao was called off only after V-C Dr Rajkamal consulted Principal Secretary Higher Education Dr Bhagirath Prasad and assured the employees that the issue would be resolved shortly.
Employee leaders including current general secretary Rakesh Yadav, Joint Secretary Jitendra Nayak, P K Nakaswal, B D Kushgotia and Santosh Raghuvanshi led the dissatisfied lot of daily-wager muster employees. They approached Tiwari and showed him a State Government letter quoting Supreme Court (SC) ruling giving directives to all department heads concerned to regularise all employees having served upwards of 10 years.
Tiwari said that as the university comes under the Higher Education Department it would take action only when an order was directly received from the said department. This reply infuriated the employees who had a heated altercation with him and accused him of laxity.
The employees then stormed the cabin of Dr Rajkamal and apprising him of their problem complained against Tiwari. The employees gave an ultimatum of half-an-hour to solve their problem and thus saying sat outside his office on a dharna.
Dr Rajkamal sent a fax of the employees’ demands to Dr Prasad, whom he later contacted over phone, and asked for directives. According to Dr Rajkamal, Dr Prasad said the matter was being reviewed. In the meanwhile he advised the V-C to prepare a list of the daily-wagers. Dr Rajkamal relayed this to the employees who went back to work on this assurance.