Appointments withheld


To carry on adhocism, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST), Jammu, is learnt to have decided to withdraw the advertisement notifications with respect to appointments on top administrative and teaching positions in the university, on alleged flimsy grounds thus raising many eyebrows over intentions of the persons at the helm of affairs. Notifications issued with respect to appointments shall be instantly withdrawn till the proper procedure of appointment /promotion as contained in new UGC regulation is adopted.
As per minutes of the said meeting, the present API Score in force is basically applicable to evaluation of a teacher to be considered for promotion under Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) and not suitable for direct recruitment for different positions in the university as in direct recruitment, the candidate has to be evaluated as per the requirement of the position. However, both the reasons listed for cancellation of the advertisement notifications for recruitment are flimsy and the decision to withhold the process has been taken only to continue perpetuating adhocism in SKUAST-Jammu as the person occupying top administrative post on temporary basis, who had also applied for the same position on regular basis, was rejected in the scrutiny, held on July 28.
There is a grace period of six months for implementation of the new regulations of UGC Gazette notification, dated 18-07-2018 for making further promotions/appointments while the required API Score applicable for evaluation of teachers for direct recruitment to different positions in the university, is also very much approved and adopted by the SKUAST -Jammu, sources pointed out. According to the UGC Gazette notification, every university or institution deemed to be university, as the case may be, shall as soon as may be, but not later than within six months of the coming into force of these Regulations, take effective steps for the amendment of the statutes, ordinances or other statutory provisions governing it, so as to bring the same in accordance with these Regulations. The new API based Score card for direct recruitment of Teachers and others in the SKUAST-Jammu was adopted by the university last year vide notification number 19(Secy) of 2017, dated 30-08-2017 after approval of the same by Board of Management in its 27th meeting, held on February 11, 2017. Majority of the Statutory Officers in the meeting, wherein decision to withdraw the notifications was taken, have not signed minutes of the said meeting for registering their dissent over the controversial resolution.

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