HED criticised for issuing ‘flawed’ placement orders

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The Higher Education Department (HED) has come under criticism for issuing "flawed" orders of placement for assistant professors, librarians and physical training instructors.

The aggrieved assistant professors alleged that the orderwas issued without following due process of law and was in violation of the UGCnorms. "We will fight to get the order revoked because it is unethical andunjust," said a college assistant professor.

TheHED Thursday ordered promotion order of 200 associate and assistant professorsserving in various government colleges across J&K.

The department promoted 54associate professors as incharge principals while as 30 assistant professorswere promoted in the academic grade pay of Rs 7000 and 109 assistant professorsin the academic grade pay of Rs 8000.

The College Teachers Association (CTA) alleged that theorder "is against the hitherto standard operating procedure of theadministrative department for clearance of promotion cases".

"Till now assistant professors, librarians and physical training instructors carried an immediate monetary benefit w.e.f the date of placement of person to the higher grade. But, the recent order has inverted this basic logic by inventing categories of notional benefit and monetary benefit," the assistant professors said, adding that it has deprived thousands teachers including the applicants of monetary benefits.

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