Dharamshala : Choudhary Sarvan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, CSKHPAU will fill up seventy-seven posts of teachers, besides regularizing thirty-five scientists working on co-terminus basis. This was disclosed by Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor.
The Vice-Chancellor said that in its recent meeting, the Board of Management (BOM) has approved filling up positions of forty teachers and twenty-three posts of teachers and fourteen posts of Subject Matter Specialists (SMS) for Krishi Vigyan Kendras have , already, been approved in previous meetings.
Prof Sarial sai,” the BOM has approved regularization of 35 scientists and eleven non-teaching employees who have completed ten years of service and were working on co-terminus basis in KVKs. Nineteen Daily Paid workers who have been working in the university for more than a decade will also be regularised. “
The Vice-Chancellor added,” twelve new head of departments have also been appointed.” He thanked the Chief Minister and Govt of Himachal Pradesh for strengthening teaching, research and extension activities, besides financial support from time to time. “This will give impetus to the mandated activities in the University for the benefit of students and the farming community” opined Prof Sarial. He said that BOM has also approved filling up 18 posts of Laboratory Assistants and five posts under compassionate grounds.
Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial further said that the effort has been made to provide all benefits to staff and houses have been year marked for the staff falling under essential services category. This will improve health services and functioning of hostels. Similarly, the university staffs under new pension scheme have been allowed benefits as available to the staff in Govt of H.P. Wages of contractual staff have been equated with such staff in the Govt. He told that pension cases as old as to the year 2004 have been solved.
The Vice-Chancellor said ,” eight certificate courses for six months duration will be started for the matriculates and drop-outs from plus one or two classes. The Govt will be requested to provide sponsorship or subsidy in their fee. The courses will be in the disciplines of organic farming, bee-keeping, poly houses farming, vegetable production, dairy, animal husbandry etc.”