Teachers protest govt move on Kurukshetra University staff recruitment

Teachers protest govt move on Kurukshetra University staff recruitment

Teaching and non-teaching employees stage a dharna at Kurukshetra University on Tuesday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Kurukshetra, November 23

Unhappy with the Haryana Government’s move of recruiting staff through the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) and Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC), the Kurukshetra University Teachers’ Association (KUTA) and Kurukshetra University Non-teacher Employees’ Association (KUNTEA) staged a dharna in front of the administrative block today.

The associations have threatened to intensify the protest if the decision was not withdrawn.

KUTA said the decision to appoint teaching and non-teaching staff at state universities through the HSSC and HPSC was a direct attack on the autonomy of the universities.

KUTA president Dr Vivek Gaur said: “The autonomy of the university is under threat. The Higher Education Department on November 8 issued orders regarding the recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff through the HSSC and HPSC in state universities. The move made by the government will have an adverse effect on education and research work in the universities. The government should withdraw the orders.”

“A symbolic protest was held today, but if our demand is not met, teachers will be forced to intensify the protest and may also give the call for mass leave,” he added.

KUNTEA president Neelkanth Sharma said: “A sense of resentment is brewing among the employees. As decided, a two-hour dharna was staged today and soon, a state-level meeting will be held to take decide the future course of action.”

Varsity’s autonomy under threat

The autonomy of the university is under threat. The move made by the government will have an adverse effect on education and research work in the universities. — Dr Vivek Gaur, president, Kurukshetra university teachers’ association

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