PU Vice Chancellor says strike is obnoxious

Statements, demands, and hot words fly across Patna University and all work has been held up for the fifth day  today in the Battle Royale between PU employees and the Vice Chancellor.

Patna University (PU) Vice Chancellor Y C Simhadri on Friday said there has been gross misuse of provision of ‘appointment on compassionate ground’ in the university. He said most of the appointments made on compassionate grounds were not based on any compassion. Two or three appointments have been made against one case of so-called compassion. Almost 90% of total compassionate cases in the university are obnoxious, abnormal and illegal, he said.

There has been violation of Article 14 of the Indian Constitution and rule of reservation in these appointments on ‘compassionate grounds’, he stated.

Simhadri declared that the demands of the strikers are unjustified. “PU cannot allow these employees to play with the careers of 25,000 students. The strikers’ problems employees are not created by the university or the state government, but by the employees themselves. They fixed their pay under Assured Career Progression (ACP) scheme themselves without observing  government rules. How can they fix their own pay without government orders?” he asked.

Simhadri said the university authorities were pressured earlier to implement grade pay in their favour  though the state government has not notified the same till date. The can give  any financial benefit to its employees only when the specific grant is received from the government. Grade IV employees of the university are illegally drawing their salaries with grade pay despite objections from the establishment section and the internal audit. When he refused to continue such illegal payments, the employees went on strike at the cost of careers of thousands of students, the VC said, adding that the employees’ strike is totally wrong, unacceptable and illegal.

Meanwhile, the indefinite strike launched by the PU Employees’ Association in support of their demands continued for the fourth day on Friday paralyzing all the administrative and academic activities on the campus. Yet another association of college employees under PU namely Patna University College Employees’ Union has also decided to go on indefinite strike from Monday in support of its 22-point demand.

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