Haryana varsities to get Pro-VCs now

Profs with 8-yr experience, govt secretaries eligible

Tribune News Service

Rohtak, October 12

The Haryana Government has decided to appoint Pro-Vice Chancellors (VCs) at the state universities, including the technical institutes.

Professors having an experience of eight years as well as officers of the level of the secretary to the Government of Haryana belonging to the All-India Services will be eligible for appointment as Pro-VCs.

Notwithstanding the autonomy of universities, the VCs of all state universities have been asked to make a provision in this regard drafted by the authorities before their executive councils and submit the compliance/action-taken reports at the earliest.

A communiqué sent to the VCs of all state universities by the office of the Principal Secretary (Higher Education), Haryana, reads: “The government is considering incorporating the provision of the appointment of Pro-VCs in the Acts of those state universities in which it does not exist. This will include the technical universities too.”

A copy of the said communique is in the possession of The Tribune.

Nevertheless, there should be a uniform provision in the Acts of all state universities. The proposed provision says, “The Pro-VC shall be appointed on such terms and conditions of service as may be determined by the government and shall exercise duties as prescribed by it. He shall not be below the rank of a Professor with minimum eight years of experience or an officer of the level of the secretary to the Government of Haryana belonging to the All-India Services.”

Move violates UGC norms: Academics

Several serving and retired teachers have decried the move to appoint Pro-VCs at the state varsities, saying it violated the UGC norms and autonomy of the institutions. “It won’t serve any purpose and will only put a financial burden on the state exchequer. The move is likely to be challenged in the HC,” said an ex-VC of a state varsity.

 

Several serving and retired teachers have decried the move to appoint Pro-VCs at the state varsities, saying it violated the UGC norms and autonomy of the institutions. “It won’t serve any purpose and will only put a financial burden on the state exchequer. The move is likely to be challenged in the HC,” said an ex-VC of a state varsity.

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