“Ineligible” persons appointed in teaching post; future of students in peril, say agitators
NIZAMABAD: Progressive Democratic Students Union activists, here on Tuesday, boycotted the classes in Telanana Univeristy and shouted slogans demanding a judicial enquiry into the alleged irregularities in teaching and non-teaching staff appointments held in three phases in the varsity from 2006-08.
Speaking on the occasion, the PDSU district general secretary P. Varadaiah, alleged that leaving the University Grants Commission guidelines to the wind the varsity Registrar, some Associate Professors and Assistant Professors were appointed.
When the Registrar was appointed as Assistant Professor in the department of Journalism and Mass Communication he was asked by the varsity executive committee that he should complete Ph.D in the concerned discipline in three years.
However, he was promoted as Professor within one year and appointed as varsity Registrar which is indicative of gross violation of rules and regulations of the University Grants Commission in teaching staff appointments, he noted. He said the varsity instead of directly undertaking the non-teaching staff appointments handed over it to a contractor (outsourcing) and later after appointment regularized their services.
The agitators expressed concern that as “ineligible” persons were appointed in the teaching posts the future of the students was in peril.
They said when the PDSU students tried to stop the counselling for admissions into various courses in the varsity protesting against the alleged irregularities in the appointments in July the Vice-Chancellor promised for an enquiry, but to no avail.
The PDSU leaders said the varsity authorities were rejecting their requests made under Right to Information Act for disclosure of details of appointees citing some trivial reasons.
The union varsity president L.B. Ravikumar, general secretary Soundarya, vice-presidents Siddha Lakshmi, joint secretary Narsaiah and Saritha and others participated.