Jammu and Kashmir NET/SET/PH.D scholars Tuesday shot a letter to chief Minster Omar Abdullah and urged him to
take substantial measures on War Footing basis to evacuate the stay and speed up the process of Requirement of 1650 Assistant Professors in Higher education Department.
Pertinently M.Phil degree holders had challenged the posts in its writ petition to the High court of Jammu dated 03-06-2013 where High court has directed that the notification for the said post shall remain in abeyance till the next date of hearing.
“Public service commission advertised posts of more than 1650 Assistant Professors in Higher education Department vide its
notification no 09-PSC of 2013 dated 23-05-2013 which has fallen flat as the M.Phil candidates challenged the notification. But in fact Public service commission has shown the eligibility and qualification for these posts as per the University Grants Commission (UGC) regulations 2009, 2010,and 2012,” they said.
Describing UGC as Highest governing body to frame the rules they said, “As per its eligible criteria and amendments from time to time 11/07/2009, 18,09,2010 and 12/10/2012 Regulations M.Phil has been barred for UGC and PG level teaching. Higher education Department followed the UGC guidelines and reframed the rules of SRO 423. As per the state cabinet decision in May 2012 clearly indicates that only PH.D/NET/SLET candidates are eligible for these posts.
They alleged that the delay in court process has put the career of thousand of highly qualified candidates most of whom are at the verge of crossing the age-bar in jeopardy. “The whole process has got stuck in the legal intricacies, which giving sleepless nights to the thousands of eligible aspirants, “they said. The aspirants urged the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to settle the issue of stay with the competent authorities on fast track mode to fill up the already referred posts as early as possible