Upset over implementation of Right to Services Act

Calicut University employees, irrespective of union affiliations, took out a protest march against Vice-Chancellor M. Abdul Salam on the campus on Tuesday.

Employees owing allegiance to the Calicut University Employees Union, Calicut University Staff Organisation, Calicut University Employees Forum, and Solidarity of University Employees said peaceful work atmosphere at the university had disappeared under the current leadership.

Dr. Salam’s handling of the implementation of the Right to Services Act at the university had irked the employees, sources said.

The employees alleged that the Vice-Chancellor had cut down the number of days, mentioned in a draft proposal, taken for the award of degree certificates from 30 days to three. “It is ridiculous, and humanly impossible,” said a Deputy Registrar. The employees had also flayed the Vice-Chancellor’s directive to publish the results of major examination in a fortnight. They said the evaluation of more than a million papers, tabulation of marks, and publication of results within two weeks would be difficult.

K. Viswanath, Calicut University Employees Union leader and Senate member, inaugurated the protest. Employees Union leader S. Sadanandan welcomed the gathering. P. Premarajan, leader of the Calicut University Staff Organisation, spoke.

  • Say work atmosphere is no longer peaceful

  • Directive on publishing exam results in 15 days criticised