University of Mysore to upgrade posts at ORI, KIKS, Prasaranga

They will be paid on on par with asst prof on UGC scale

 The academic council of the University of Mysore on Tuesday approved the draft statutes to upgrade the posts to that of academicians with different grades.

The council that met at Crawford Hall here also resolved to bear the additional cost in the form of salaries with internal resources available.

According to draft statutes, there is one post of deputy director and four posts of assistant research scholar grade-I and three posts of grade-II at ORI which shall be redesignated as academician grade-III, grade-II and grade-I respectively. They will paid in accordance with the UGC for assistant professor. Likewise, there is one post each of executive editor, deputy editor, deputy director, research assistant and assistant editor at KIKS which shall be redesignated as academician grade-IV, grade-III, grade-II and grade-I respectively.

Barring grade-I who will be paid salary on par with that of associate professor as per UGC,
the remaining would be entitled for that of assistant professor. At Prasaranga, there is one post each of assistant director and assistant editor which shall be redesignated as academician grade-II in both categories. Their pay too will be equal to that of assistant professor as fixed by UGC.

The total pay, according to state scale earlier, for the afore mentioned posts per month was Rs 2.99 lakh. After upgrading the posts and the pay scale was fixed on par with UGC, the varsity would require an additional Rs 2.82 lakh per month. It shall be borne by internal resources, clarified Talawar. However, the dean of Sanskrit department aired his view objecting to the proposal. The dean maintained that it would be erroneous to compare teaching faculty with that of those involved in research and other activities in the said institutes. He was of the opinion that working at ORI and teaching students at PG level was totally different. The latter requires sound knowledge of Sanskrit, the dean argued further.

The VC, who intervened resented the very opinion of the dean asking the latter: “Imagine yourself in such a situation where in you are forced to work without any promotion. ORI has a distinct role in the annals of history that has to be preserved for long with fruitful works. To another query, the VC informed that a foreign agency has agreed to provide funds for restoration of ORI building. The council also approved the revised draft statutes for the establishment of the Directorate of Correspondence Course and Continuing Education, besides another related to starting of new courses according to its requirements at the Satellite PG Centre in Chamarajanagar .

The academic council decided to constitute a committee to study the the recommendations made by the principal secretary of the department of education.

The dept intends to fill up 25 per cent of vacant posts of assistant and deputy registrars by absorbing teaching faculty on deputation. Most of the participants at the meeting, who outrightly took an exception, contended that the recommendations are in contrast with the Karnataka Cadre Service and Recruitment (KCSR) Rules.

 It would be better to continue with the existing set up. Eventually it was decided to constitute a committee under the chairmanship of joint director, regional office, department of collegiate education, T N Prabhakar. It will consist of dean of commerce Shivaraj, member of academic council Ningaraj among others.

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