The JNU Lecturers’ Affiliation (JNUTA) Monday voiced its opposition to granting a second time period to vice-chancellor Jagadesh Kumar, who has been allowed by the federal authorities to stay throughout the workplace till a different is found after his time period ended on January 26.
Schooling Ministry officers had acknowledged in January that Kumar will keep the workplace till a successor is appointed.
Demanding appointment of a model new VC on the earliest, JNUTA members alleged Kumar had been having enjoyable with an autonomy that had confirmed detrimental to the “distinctive character of the college”.
“The present administration during the last 5 years undermined the college construction,” the JNUTA alleged.
“Additional delays in appointing a brand new vice chancellor by the federal government would solely add additional to the damages already wrecked,” the JNUTA acknowledged.
It alleged that the current VC had taken decisions “arbitrarily” to “intentionally weaken” the current system of instructional governance.
“Almost 150 authorized circumstances have been filed by varied constituencies – college, college students, non-teaching employees in opposition to the VC and his administration since 2016.
“In majority of these, the faculty has been found to have devoted illegality,” JNUTA secretary Moushumi Basu acknowledged.
Among the many issues raised by the JNUTA about Kumar’s administration have been “arbitrary” appointment of chairpersons of centres and deans of schools, appointment of alternative committee specialists “with out” informing centres, altering roster for reserved posts in school recruitment, introduction of latest programmes and colleges “with out” prior deliberations with school, and “beneath common” preparation by the use of infrastructure along with school.
Alleging that the current administration had “no regard for social justice”, professor D Okay Lobiyal acknowledged there was a reduction in financial allocations for instructional actions.
The modifications led to by the current administration in financial allocation have been “basically damaging the educational functioning”, the JNUTA acknowledged.
“The sharp decline in plan grants from each UGC and authorities of India, coupled with discount in expenditures on educational programmes supporting educating and analysis throughout the college, together with wasteful diversion of funds for non-academic actions posed a big problem that compromised vastly the functioning of the college,” the affiliation acknowledged.
Citing financial tales, the JNUTA well-known that the annual instructional payments decreased by 26.38 % from ₹38.36 crore in 2017-18 to ₹28.24 crore in 2018-19, and by one different 30 per cent to ₹19.74 crore in 2019-20.
“In the identical interval, authorized bills elevated from ₹2.72 lakh in 2017-18 to ₹17.7 lakh in 20-18-19. An extra fund of ₹30 lakh was permitted for authorized bills in 2020 to the already sanctioned finances of ₹9 lakh,” it acknowledged.
The JNUTA moreover accused the VC of launching “unprecedented assault on college”, with makes an try like imposition of CCS (Central Civil Companies) pointers, “denial” of promotions and counting earlier corporations for lecturers, denial of leaves, biometric attendance and stopping pensions.