Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Oct. 10: The Public Service Aspirants of Nagaland (PSAN) and the Nagaland Net Qualified Forum (NNQF) have asked the government to protect the fundamental rights of its citizens, right to equality and equality of opportunity in matters of public employment as stated in the Indian constitution.
The organisations said in a statement that an RTI (No.HED/RTI-1/2017-18/919) seeking details on the “appointment of the Assistant Professor Posts in various subjects under the Higher Education Department” has revealed that only 14 out of the total 101 were appointed through the NPSC.
“The mode of appointment of 76 candidates showed without post, while three showed attachment against vacancy, two against study leave, two against non-sanctioned posts, one against resignation vacancy and three against promotion vacancy,” claimed a statement from PSAN and NNQF.
The two forums said that there were 87 illegal appointments in all and “52 appointees were without NET/SLET or PhD, both requirements for the post of Assistant Professor under the UGC regulations on minimum qualifications for appointment of teachers and other academic staff in universities and colleges and measures for the maintenance of standards in higher education 2018.”
NNQF and PSAN have sought the intervention of the Minister of Higher Education to immediately terminate all the illegal appointments since June 26, 2016 and the “vacancies be filled through open
The forums also claimed that an open letter to the department of Higher and Technical Education on September 11 this year went “unheeded with the submission of applications for the Advertisement No. NPSC-2/2018 ending on the21st of September, 2018” and have “urged the Minister of Higher Education to requisition the 68 newly created posts” to the NPSC for advertisement at the earliest.
The forums have warned that further necessary action would be taken up if the ministry of higher education fails to take immediate measures.