Guest faculty up in arms over new recruitment process

Shut the gates of Government Mohindra College, Patiala

Guest faculty up in arms over new recruitment process

Members of an association of the guest faculty during a protest at Government Mohindra College in Patiala. Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, October 21

Two days after the state government rolled out a recruitment process for hiring assistant professors at various government colleges across the state, the Government College Guest Faculty Assisstant Professors Association today shut the gates of Government Mohindra College here and raised slogans against the state government.

Professor Hukam Chand, who teaches at Government Mohindra College, said over 900 teachers had been teaching as guest faculty at various government colleges across the state.

“Much like other regular teachers, we have been teaching at government colleges for many years now. I have been teaching here for the past 10 years but the state government has failed to regularise our jobs.”

“The launch of the new recruitment process is discriminatory to those who were hired earlier. Our meagre salaries are already being paid through PTA funds and now that the state government has decided to hire faculty on over 1,100 posts, this will lead us out of the door. Our jobs are not secure. We want the government to first regularise our jobs and then carry out the new recruitment process,” he added.

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