Srinagar, Dec 10:
Government has constituted a five-member committee to examine all the aspects
related to the hiring and remuneration of academic arrangements in various
The committee, as
per an official order, will be chaired by Financial Commissioner of Finance
department with Secretary Higher Education Department as its Member Secretary,
and Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education Department, and
Secretaries School Education and Technical Education departments as its
The committee has
been asked to look into all aspects of academic arrangements made in various
departments from time to time.
“It shall inspect
the mode of hiring teaching faculty and their duration for the academic year
and what will be their source of funding,” reads the order.
directed the committee to suggest a common approach to address the challenges
faced by the departments on account of academic arrangements.
shall be authorized to co-opt any expert in its deliberations,” the order
the order says, will function under the higher education department and shall
submit the report and recommendation, observed during the inspection of the
department, to the government by January 10.
Each year, the
government hires services of hundreds of teachers on academic arrangement basis
in higher education department.
In most of the
colleges in Kashmir, these teachers outnumber the permanent staff members.
Last week, Lt.
Governor, GC Murmu reviewed the functioning and problems prevailing in higher
Besides, the Lt.
Governor asked the concerned department to frame a comprehensive recruitment
policy to rationalize the recruitment process.
officials have been directed to resolve all the seniority and recruitment
issues in the Higher Education Department at the earliest to remove the entire
bottleneck prevailing in the department,” Murmu had directed.