In some relief to candidates waiting for a contractual appointment in Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), the management council of the varsity has approved the proposal to start the recruitment process of 107 teachers on contractual basis. However, their honorarium has been kept the same without any hike.
According to information received from the sources, in the meeting held on Saturday, the proposal to appoint teachers on contract was presented before the management council. No major changes were made in the proposal and the norms were almost the same as the previous year. There was also no mention of any increase in the honorarium of teachers appointed on the contract.
According to the proposal, the candidates selected after will be paid Rs. 24000 per month as last year. Candidates, who were waiting for the selection process to start, were hopeful that this year the varsity management will increase the honorarium. Sources said if varsity managed would have wished the honorarium could be increased from Rs. 24000 to Rs 30,000.
However, this did not happen and the management council has not raised the honorarium.
Sources said that after getting the approval of the Management Council, the varsity administration will now start the process of appointing teachers on a contract basis within a week.
The selection process will be the same as in the previous year. However, the question is whether academic departments will get good candidates for teaching posts or not. Last year also there was a demand for an increase in honorarium during but varsity did not pay heed to it. This year too, the demand was rejected. Last year, very few candidates were involved in the selection process due to low honorarium. Some candidates did not join the service even after the selection.
Sources said that during the management council meeting, three members put forward the complaint of some students. According to the complaint, a college was charging Rs 100 for registration fees and prospectus fees from students. Students have claimed that colleges cannot stop them from registering, this attitude of college administration is wrong. During the discussion on this issue, Vice Chancellor Dr. SP Kane gave advice to the students to file an online complaint with the grievance redressal committee. He also said that after a complaint was filed by the students, a committee chaired by pro-VC Dr. Pramod Yeole would examine the case. If the complaint of the students is found correct then action will be taken on the college.
Meanwhile, on dispute over Master of Mass Communication (MMC) degree, the management council said students would not suffer and a committee will be formed under the chairmanship of Dr. Yeole to conduct an inquiry. Member Vishnu Changde had raised the issue during the meeting.
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