Nepotism in KU: ‘Accommodation Provided To Blue-Eyed Persons’

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Scores of Teaching and Non-Teaching staff members of Kashmir University Thursday alleged that the University top brass are providing accommodation to their blue-eyed persons, without the consent of the constituted committees.

One of the senior professor of Social Science subject who wished not be named told CNS that every year, the University constitutes two allotment committees for providing accommodation to Teaching and Non- teaching employees under rules and regulations. However, it has become quite common in recent times rules are being flouted for the personal interests.

President, Kashmir University Teachers Association (KUTA), Professor Muhammad Yousuf Ganaie confirmed to CNS that accommodation was provided to blue-eyed persons and norms were violated by the previous Allotment Committees. He, however said that new Allotment Committees constituted by University have provided accommodation to the staff on the basis of merit and there is no scope of fraud in the allotments.

“I am also a part of the new Allotment Committee and this Committee has not violated any norms. But it is a fact that before the constitution of this new allotment committee, rules had been flouted and those persons were provided accommodation who were not deserving,” president KUTA said.

A visibly disappointed Assistant Professor of Science Faculty, who is residing outside the campus in rented accommodation from last 3 years told CNS that a Senior Assistant Professor working in Hindi Department played the minority card and was allotted professor’s flat (P-B) while as a liaison officer working in the close corridors of administration, having the same grade as equivalent to the head clerk, has been allotted Reader’s flat,” he said adding that Deputy Registrar has been also given professor flat (P-7).

A non-teaching staff member Abdul Rashid said it is irony that the casual labourers (7 in number) have been given accommodation in the main as well as in Mirza Bagh Campus at the nominal charges of Rs 500 per month.

“On the other hand, more than 100 permanent employees of the University are waiting for accommodation from last 5 years, said Abdul Rashid adding that height of the nepotism is that few months back, an orderly employee from the Department of Biotechnology got accommodation in the Assistant Professor’s Flat at Mirza Bagh campus, reportedly at the behest of Dean Research.

Teachers and non teaching employees sought intervention of  Chancellor Varsity to probe these allegations and demanded that committee should be framed to indict the guilty.

When contacted, Chairman of Allotment Committee for Teaching Staff, Dr Professor Mushtaq Ahmed Kaw told CNS that such things have happened in the past and he is not responsible for this.

“These violations have taken place before I took over as Chairman Allotment Committee, so it’s not my baby and I don’t know anything about it,” he said.

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