HP CM asks teachers to resign if they do not wish to go to remote areas

Create: 06/30/2016 - 14:34

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh warned of strict action against government school teachers who do not join duty in remote and far-flung areas of the state.

He said directions had been issued to them to either join at the school they were posted at or submit their resignation.

At the same time, Virbhadra requested young teachers to serve in remote and far-flung areas, saying that people need their services there and that teachers were held in high esteem and respected by people in such areas.

BAMU to fill vacant teaching posts

Create: 06/24/2016 - 18:15

The BAMU management council, during its recently held meeting, gave a green signal to the concerned recruitments and also finalised the draft of advertisement to be published for inviting candidates.

A total of 85 posts to be filled will have 18 professors, 28 assistant professors and 39 associate professors, a university release said.

It may be noted these spots to be filled have been lying vacant for months now, affecting the performance of the departments concerned.

DU teachers demand permanent appointments and promotions

Create: 06/21/2016 - 19:11

As per DUTA, Another three thousand have been denied any kind of promotion since 2008, from which date the new scheme of promotion called PBAS(API) has been implemented.

Under this scheme, adopted by DU in 2013, but implemented wef 2008, teachers have to retrospectively collect a minimum number of "points" from teaching, seminars, research, extra-curricular activities, administrative work etc before they are considered eligible to be called for the promotion interview.

UGC restores direct teaching hours workload

Create: 06/16/2016 - 17:21

V S Oberoi, Higher Education Secretary said that the direct teaching work load has been restored to 16, 14, 14 hours per week for Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors respectively. This was done through necessary amendments to the UGC norms.

He also held out an assurance that there will be no retrenchment of teachers on account of API and workload criteria including those who are teaching 'ad-hoc'.

UGC constitutes pay review commission for teachers

Create: 06/14/2016 - 16:39

The recommendations submitted by this committee will have an impact on seven lakh teachers across the country in various State-run and deemed universities and colleges.

This committee will review the implementation of previous decisions of the government under the revision of pay scale scheme approved for academic staff and evaluate the extent to which the earlier recommendations in relation to qualifications, service conditions and pay-scales were implemented.

UGC to organize consultation to discuss API scheme and workload of teachers

Create: 06/02/2016 - 18:56

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has initiated action on the review by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) of the recent amendment to the UGC (Minimum Qualifications for appointment of teachers and other academic staff in universities and colleges and measures for the maintenance of standards in higher education) Regulations, 2010.

MHRD directs UGC to amend regulations regarding workload of teachers

Create: 05/27/2016 - 17:05

The Ministry has issued a direction to the UGC, under Section 20(1) of the UGC Act, 1956, to undertake amendments in the Regulation.

The direct teaching-learning hours to be devoted by Assistant Professors (16 hours) and Associate Professors/Professors (14 hours) too will remain unchanged, as a consequence of the direction from the MHRD and subsequent notification by the UGC.

President meets 12 award winning school teachers attending ‘In-Residence’ Programme

Create: 05/24/2016 - 17:52

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that all the participants of the ‘In-Residence’ programme should strive continuously for achieving higher goals. For them sky is the limit.

He said that no civilizational progress could have been possible if teachers did not give their wisdom to society on the basis of which progress takes place. He stated that our tradition is that of ‘Guru-Shishya Parampara’.

DU teachers demand rollback of point-based API system

Create: 05/17/2016 - 16:31

The teachers have alleged that the new system will make it virtually impossible to even get a call for the promotion interview and has allegedly led to large scale denial of promotion to thousands of teachers. It has led to the dilution in the quality of both research and teaching.

The have demanded to roll back the counting of past service of teachers at all stages of promotion and settling anomalies arising from the VIth Pay Revision, including stepping up.


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