Despite notification, JU extends service of a influential contractual lecturer

Jammu, August 23: The Jammu university has once again has paved way for the dominant by granting extension of service to a lecturer despite notification to fill all teaching posts.

On July 03, Jammu university invited applications from deserving candidates to fill contractual posts of lecturers but then to ensure continuation of this influential candidate Dr. Seema Bhasin, the administration recently issued another order extending her contractual service.

A communiqué sent to Director DDE, by Assistant Registrar (Adm/TW), dated August 20, 2015 read, “I am desired to inform you that Dr Seema Bhasin earlier engaged as contractual Lecturer in Home Science, Directorate of Distance Education vide order number Adm/TW/14/5025 date 09-09-2014 may be allowed to continue as contractual lecturer in Home Science in the DDE till the post is advertised and selection is made afresh”

Earlier in July, 2015 the University of Jammu invited  application from deserving candidates for the vacant posts of contractual lecturers for various departments including Home Science under notification number Adm/TW/15/4183.

Sources said that in 2014 selection committee for appointment (contractual) lecturer in Home Science had found no one eligible for the post and had advised to re-advertise the post.

“The Committee could not arrive at a consensus and therefore the committee recommends re-advertisement of the post”, document in possession of ET read, and further revealed that Dr Seema Bhasin was at number three in list as per merit who challenged university’s decision in the High Court and got relief.

“Anu Choudhary (PG 70.5% marks, JK SET), Vishav Deepika (PG 66.5% marks NET-SET) Seema Bhasin (PG 65 % marks, Ph.D) number one, two and three respectively”, the documents read.

“The petitioner shall be allowed to continue as Lecturer in the department of Home Science till such time the selection is made afresh. She will also be paid her dues for the period she works”, court’s order SWP no 2332/2014 and CMA no 3140/2014 read.

(Inputs from Early times)

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