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Questions raised on hiring of retired college principals

January 07, 2019 05:57 AM

COURTESY THE HINDUSTNA TIMES JAN 7

Questions raised on hiring of retired college principals
PU SENATOR SUBHASH SHARMA WROTE TO THE PU CHANCELLOR APPEALING TO HIM TO REVOKE THE PROVISION ALLOWING RETIRED PRINCIPALS TO RETAIN THEIR POSITIONS

CHANDIGARH : Panjab University (PU) senator Subhash Sharma on Saturday wrote to PU chancellor and vice-president of India M Venkaiah Naidu regarding the practice of re-employing college principals after they have crossed the age of superannuation.

In his letter, he presented arguments against the prevailing practice of allowing college principals to retain their position in case the university is unable to find a suitable candidate.

Recently, another syndicate member had also raised the issue while appointing a principal for Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharma (GGDSD) College in Sector 32. He said the teaching community felt that ‘unsuitability’ was an excuse for re-appointing the same principal .

Sharma said, “As per the PU calendar and the university grants commission (UGC) regulations, a principal cannot continue after the age of superannuation (60 years). However, in 2014 the PU syndicate passed a resolution stating that ‘in case of not finding a suitable candidate, the principal should be allowed to continue’.”

“The term ‘suitable’ is subjective and problematic. Several principals continue to retain their positions after rejecting candidates using this term. I have raised the issue several times. How is it possible that there are no suitable candidates? If at all, the term ‘eligible’ should be used instead . If there are no eligible candidates, the principal should be allowed to continue,” he said.

In the letter, Sharma has quoted a regulation in the PU calendar volume 1: “All whole-time teachers in non government colleges affiliated to the university, shall retire on attaining the age of 60 years and thereafter no extension in service shall be granted.”

He has also quoted regulation 2.3.2 of the UGC Regulations, 2010: “Assistant professors, associate professors and professors only, may be re-employed on contract appointment beyond the age of superannuation.”

Sharma said, “The re-employment of college principals is in complete violation of these regulations. I have demanded that the contradictory resolution passed by the syndicate be declared null and void.”

 
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