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UP government allows rehiring of retired teachers in state varsities

The UP government has decided to allow rehiring of retired teachers against vacant posts in the state universities facing acute shortage of teachers.

lucknow Updated: Jan 20, 2018 13:24 IST
K Sandeep Kumar
K Sandeep Kumar
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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The government has asked the vice-chancellors of state universities to go ahead with the hiring process as per norms.(HT )

The UP government has decided to allow rehiring of retired teachers against vacant posts in the state universities facing acute shortage of teachers.

The government has asked the vice-chancellors of state universities to go ahead with the hiring process as per norms. The retired teachers can be hired on one-year contract till either they attain the age of 70 or the posts against which they are hired get filled, whichever is earlier.

“Additional chief secretary Sanjay Agarwal, in a missive dated January 18, has conveyed the decision to the vice-chancellors of all state universities,” said registrar of Allahabad State University Sahab Lal Maurya.

“We were already hiring retired teachers against vacant posts after getting a special permission from the state government. We will implement the specified process of hiring retired teachers from the next academic session,” he said.

The state government issued the order following a review meeting of higher education department officials. It emerged in the meeting that the state universities and colleges were facing acute shortage of teachers.

The letter said the process for filling up of vacant posts was underway but it would take some time.

According to the missive, due to shortage of teachers and low grading of institutions from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), funding from central sources for academic and infrastructure development in these institutions was taking a hit.

“As a result, the state government has decided to hire teachers who have retired from the posts of assistant and associate professors and professors on fixed honorarium,” it said.

The missive said while these retired teachers could be hired till the age of 70, their selection would take place as per the prescribed process.

“The selection committee for hiring these teachers would have the vice-chancellor of the state university concerned as chairman, the registrar as member convener and head of the faculty and head of the department concerned as members,” the missive said.

The names recommended by the panel would then go before the executive council of the university and after its approval the teacher would be accorded teaching and research work.

According to the order, the rehired teachers will draw an honorarium of Rs 500 per lecture to a maximum limit of Rs 25,000 per month at the assistant professor level, Rs 600 per lecture to a maximum limit of Rs 30,000 per month at the associate professor level and Rs 700 per lecture to a maximum limit of Rs 35,000 per month at professor level.

First Published: Jan 20, 2018 13:24 IST