PSAN, NNQF seeks termination of 87 Asst Prof appointed illegally

PSAN, NNQF seeks termination of 87 Asst Prof appointed illegally
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Dimapur, October 10: The Public Service Aspirants of Nagaland (PSAN) and the Nagaland Net Qualified Forum (NNQF) have sought immediate termination of 87 illegal appointments under the Higher Education Department.
Citing a RTI dated 8th October, 2018, No.HED/RTI-1/2017-18/919 on the appointment of Assistant Professor posts in various subjects under the Higher Education Department, the two organization said out of the total 101 posts, only 14 were appointed through the NPSC. The mode of appointment of 76 candidates showed without post, while 3 showed attachment against vacancy, 2 against study leave, 2 against non-sanctioned posts, 1 against resignation vacancy and 3 against promotion vacancy.
The NNQF and PSAN said 52 appointees were without NET/SLET or PhD, both requirements for the post of Assistant Professor under the UGC Regulations on Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education 2018.
The two organizations also reminded of the Office Memorandum dated 06-06-2016 banning all irregular and illegal appointments.
Seeking the intervention of the Minister of Higher Education on the matter, the NNQF and PSAN demanded that all the illegal appointments since 6th June, 2016 be terminated immediately and the vacancies filled through open advertisement. It also reminded that an open letter to the Department of Higher and Technical Education dated 11th September 2018 has gone unheeded with the submission of applications for the Advertisement No. NPSC-2/2018 ending on the 21st of September, 2018.
The NNQF and PSAN urged the Minister of Higher Education to requisition the 68 newly created posts (to be recruited within the year 2018-19) vide notification No. HE/ESTT/2-6/207 and Office Memorandum No. CAB 2/2013, SSL. No 5, dated 4th July 2018, to the NPSC for advertisement at the earliest, failing which it will take up further necessary action. (Page News Service)