The University of Jammu has allegedly accommodated three persons against two sanctioned post in the Department of Lifelong Learning (DLL).
Dr Vikas Sharma, Patron, NSF alleged that JU authorities had engaged three persons against two posts in the Department of Lifelong Learning in 2008. “Later, two of them were absorbed against the two posts of Project Officers. However, the third person Sandeep Singh was absorbed against the post of Programme Officer (converted to the post of Assistant Professor) without holding any interview. Interestingly, 41 applications were received by the University for the Post of Programme Officer in 2013. But, the post was clandestinely converted into a teaching post and Sandeep Singh was adjusted on the same,” he claimed.
“Cunningly, the Vice Chancellor took the route of University Syndicate (held on January 25, 2016 and August 20, 2016) to legalize all his illegal acts as he himself chaired its meetings. Unable to understand the modus operandi and hidden motive of Prof Ramji Dass Sharma (Vice Chancellor) behind the Agenda Item pertaining to appointments in DLL and granting back date effect of service, the members gave nod,” he added.
“There is no justification in regularizing the services of Dr Sandeep Singh, selected illegally in 2008 on contract basis when 41 candidates had applied for the post out of which 31 candidates were found suitable for the interview, which was cancelled to illegally accommodate Dr Sandeep Singh,” he questioned.
We have learnt that Vice Chancellor struck a deal with the persons, in question, to regularize them and also extending them the undue benefit of retrospective service effect which is totally illegal and unprecedented, Dr Sharma claimed.