THE EXECUTIVE Committee (EC) of Barkatullah University on Thursday cancelled at least four appointments in various departments recently, after the fact-finding committee submitted a report confirming irregularities in the appointments.
The entire appointment process for the post of professor at the Genetics Department and post of lecturer at the MBA department were cancelled by the EC and fresh interviews recommended.
For the post of professor at physics department, the appointment for the selected candidate was held invalid and decision was taken to offer the post to the candidate placed at waiting number 1. Similarly, the appointment at the RPEG Department was cancelled and offered to another candidate.
The EC also stalled the opening of names of selected candidates for departments of Aquaculture, Microbiology, Sociology and Physical Education, saying that first the mess regarding earlier appointments should be cleared.
The EC stressed university administration interpret rules for appointment to Yoga Department, forwarded by the University Grants Commission (UGC), at the earliest so that the issue of appointment in this department could be sorted out
A three-member fact-finding committee headed by registrar Dr Sanjay Tiwari and including Prof H S Yadav and Prof P K Mishra was instituted by the Vice-Chancellor Prof R S Sirohi following a number of complaints.
Later EC members Subhash Tripathi and J P Dhanopia were included in the committee and it submitted its report on Wednesday listing out irregularities in appointments following which the EC decided to cancel the appointments.
B ED RESULTS: The issue of B Ed results of the students of 2002-03 and 2003-04 batches led to long-running and heated discussion at the EC meeting that lasted for more than five hours on Thursday. Although the university had announced the results – that of the 125 students of 2002-03 batch just before the beginning of the meeting on Thursday – the EC members took strong objections to the fact that despite decision of the EC the university administration delayed the announcement of results unduly.
NO FEE HIKE: The EC also emphatically rejected the proposal of the university to hike exam fee by Rs 20 from the next academic year to garner funds for payment of gratuity to employees. The decision of collecting Rs 250 as degree fees from the final year students – that had drawn protests from students – was also revoked at the meeting.
EMPLOYEES’ SALARY: The EC also discussed the issue of the deduction of employees’ salary for the strike period. EC ruled that the first minutes of the agreement between employees and university administration regarding various demands be drawn in details and signatures of both parties obtained on them before putting it before the EC for consideration of salary deduction.
COMMITTEE FOR INCREMENT: A three-member committee comprising registrar Dr Sanjay Tiwari, EC member J P Dhanopia and Hamidia College principal Dr Vijay Tiwari was constituted to look into the possibilities of increment of employees working under ad hoc and self-finance heads. The committee will consult departments before coming out with recommendations.