Teaching qualifications

A fervent appeal to the Honorable Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir

As in all the states and Union Territories of the country, the regulations of the University Grants Commission (UGC) are followed for recruiting, but why not in J&K and what is special in J&K as the Commission of Higher education (J&K) is in no way superior to university. The Grants Commission (UGC) cannot exceed UGC regulations.

Since the University Grants Commission (UGC) is a legislative body responsible for regulating higher education, the Rules of the University Grants Commission (UGC) should be followed in letter and spirit for the recruitment of assistant professors. , but unfortunately the Regulation of the University Grants Commission (UGC) – 2021 was exceeded by the Higher Education Commission (J&K) in the notified announcement of assistant professors.

Given the university’s “inter-n-intra” variation in the “grading and grading structure”, the prorated basis is found to be unfair in nature. Therefore, in order to overcome this, the UGC regulation for the appointment of assistant professors proposed a “weight-age interval” for university degrees. It is pertinent to mention that PSC published posts after decades, which is why UGC kept the “bars” and “SCALES” to capture the “time intervals” or the interval of percentages, but unfortunately this has been underestimated by the Higher Education Commission (J&K). .

Most of the applicants have largely worked on a contract basis in various institutions since completing their PhD. In the meantime, they are almost over the age limit, they are rather on the age limit, which makes them insecure and pathetic for their future, as neither their teaching experience nor their higher qualifications (post diploma -doctoral) are not taken into consideration for the merit list. In this way, it appears that the notification for assistant professors is full of ambiguities rather than portraying a biased nature.

Nevertheless, thousands of lecturer positions in higher education as well as in school education are vacant, but unfortunately these positions are filled for bilateral bureaucratic advantages through departmental promotions which does not indicate anything other than an ax on the legs of unemployed skilled young people.

Against this background, applicants feel helpless and hopeless to adapt to the circumstances, as their degrees seem unnecessary. Therefore, they demand either to close research programs in universities or to give full weight to their higher qualifications, otherwise they would make a path for their rights.

However, the candidates took this case to different relevant authorities (such as the Civil Service Commission and the Higher Education Commission) on several occasions, but all went to no avail. Therefore, your welfare is urged to look into the matter so that its future is not marred.

Despite the above, the candidates now have a glimmer of hope that the president will immediately order the relevant authorities to “rectify the notification in accordance with the UGC regulations” rather than the candidates wanting the president to create more posts and associate them with the announcement given so this large portion of applicants will be adjusted. It is relevant to mention here that the majority of the candidates are almost over the age limit and that there is nothing to hope for other than the pledge of sympathetic love from the Chair.

Thank you in advance.

The author is Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Kashmir.

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