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NEHUTA resents non-redressal of teachers’ grievances


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 SHILLONG: The North Eastern Hill University Teachers’ Association has written an open letter to acting Vice Chancellor P.K. Shukla to draw the public attention to the reluctance of the Executive Council to redress the grievances of the aggrieved teachers and uphold the rule of law.

“We are compelled to write this open letter as all our efforts at reasoning with you have not yielded a humane and reasoned response. Since NEHU is a public funded institution, the public besides the stakeholders, has the right to know what is going in the university,” NEHUTA stated in the open letter to Prof. Shukla who is also the Chairman of the Executive Council.

NEHUTA alleged that during the last Career Advancement Scheme promotions (2012 to 2013) held under the Chairmanship of former V-C Prof. A.N. Rai, the Selection Committee arbitrarily imposed date of promotion in violation of the guidelines of the UGC Regulations of 2000 and 2010.

In addition to this, NEHUTA stated that the Selection Committee even rejected some eligible teachers for their promotion by violating the UGC Regulations, 2010.

NEHUTA said that the EC in its 155th meeting on June 28, 2013, resolved to constitute a committee to examine the representation of the UGC.

According to NEHUTA, the committee constituted by the EC painstakingly reviewed each aggrieved teachers in the light of the UGC norms of 2000 and 2010 and NEHU ordinances.

NEHUTA alleged that the committee’s report was ignored and the EC decided to uphold the recommendations of the Selection Committee despite the gross anomalies unearthed by the inquiry committee constituted by the EC itself.

NEHUTA claimed that the resolution of the EC in rejecting the recommendations of its own constituted committee is a flagrant violation of the rules and regulations of the University and UGC.


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