Varsity staff oppose jobs on contracts

Sambalpur University Employees’ Union has submitted a memorandum to vice-chancellor Bishnu Barik, opposing a Syndicate resolution to hire non-teaching staff on contract with a consolidated pay.

The varsity Syndicate on May 18 had resolved to appoint 20 assistants with computer knowledge on Rs 5000 per month remuneration.

The union demanded filling up of all the vacant posts in all categories on regular basis. Rejecting the concept of appointment on outsourcing basis, the union sought a special syndicate meeting and to invite the union to put fourth their points on the matter.

The employees also demanded a special programme to fill up all the sanctioned vacancies in the University Health Center within six month and to make it well equipped with in a year. The single post of doctor in the centre is lying vacant since 1990. “There is no minimum healthcare facility for the 5,000 population in Jyoti Vihar campus,” said employees’ union general secretary Mahendra Mishra.

The union, in its memorandum, also sought steps to check the movements of unauthorized heavy vehicles and tractors on the campus to avoid mishaps and renovation of university staff quarters using 11th Plan UGC grant.

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