The Karnataka State Universities and Colleges Backward Classes and Minorities Teachers’ Association (KSUCBCMTA) has written a letter to the Governor and Chancellor of Karnataka State Universities against the recruitment notification by the University of Mysore to fill various teaching posts in spite of the orders to withhold the process.
University of Mysore had issued a notification inviting applications to fill vacant posts of Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors at the Mysore University campus and its Post-Graduate centres at Mandya and Hassan, as well constituent colleges on June 24, 2016. July 23, 2016 was the last date for submission of applications. The University has received thousands of applications with non-refundable fee of Rs 2,000 from General category and Rs 1,000 from SC/ST category for the submission of applications.
The Additional Chief Secretary to Govt, Department of Higher Education, Govt of Karnataka had issued a notice to Prof K S Rangappa, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore, Mysuru on July 11, 2016 stating that the Govt has observed that the Mysore University has issued a notification for direct recruitment of vacant teaching posts without obeying the directives of the government and informed the VC not to fill any post by direct recruitments.
In addition this, Additional Secretary to Governor, Raj Bhavan, Bengaluru had issued a circular to all the Universities of Karnataka including University of Mysore not to take any major policy decisions including recruitment process.
The Association has stated in the letter that the University was accepting applications and also it had extended the date for submission of applications to July 30 against the orders despite clear directives to stop the recruitment process.
“The Vice-chancellor, the Registrar and the Deputy Registrar have disobeyed the above said orders of higher authorities. This is an intentional violation which will to cheat the aspirants to collect the prescribed application submission fee illegally. It amounts to defiance, impropriety, disobedience, insubordination and also it leads to Public cheating by the authorities of UoM”, states the letter.
The Association has requested the Governor to initiate appropriate action against the authorities of University of Mysore and also to direct the authorities of University to withdraw the notification immediately in the larger interest of students and general public.