Regularization being delayed allege 43 ad-hoc Asst Professors

GANGTOK, 11 JAN:

Forty-three Assistant Professors hired by Human Resource Development Department on ad-hoc basis have alleged that the department is not taking action on their regularization that was approved by the Chief Minister on 07 Aug 2018.

In a press release issued today, the 43 Asst Professors have said that following the approval of their regularization by the CM, the Chief Secretary had also approved the file on 10 Aug 2018 and forwarded it to HRDD. After this, the department has not taken any action on the file, they have said.

According to the group, the department also issued a circular on 12/09/2018 stating that the services of ad-hoc Assistant Professors will not be extended further.

The HRDD had earlier approved the regularization of 19 ad-hoc Assistant Professors in first phase, 08 language Assistant Professors in second phase and 17 ad-hoc Assistant Professors in the third phase, who did not qualify in the examination conducted by SPSC.

The authorities said that the regularization was approved on compassionate grounds for those who have served for more than 5 years (for 19 ad-hoc Assistant Professors) and possessed NET, SLET or PhD, and less than five years (for 17 ad-hoc Assistant Professors) who too possessed the required qualifications, despite not having passed the exams conducted by SPSC for the same post.

According to the left out 43 ad-hoc Assistant Professors, the same grounds should also apply for themon the condition that they acquireeither NET, SLET or PhD within 5 years.

The 43 ad-hoc Asst Professor have expressed gratitude to the CM for approving their regularization but questioned the lack of action by the department on the same. They have requested the CM to look into the matter and provide them justice.