The Delegation of Civil Society members, led by Rajesh Padgotra Provincial President, JKNPP met the Registrar, Central Universty of Jammu and presented a copy of the memorandum of demands in which the delegation has appealed to the Registrar to immediately stop Anti-Dogra policies in Central University of Jammu.
Padgotra alleged that Vice Chancellor, CUJ with whimsical and dictatorial attitude against Dogras has implemented arbitrary policy by reducing the salaries of Dogra contractual young faculties in August, 2019 who were teaching in CUJ from last 7 years and were getting the full grade pay as per the UGC regulations, which says contractual Assistant Professor should be paid at par with the permanent faculty but not only VC reduced the salaries of Dogra Contractual faculty also replaced some of them with Non-Dogras against the Supreme Court judgment which says contractual cannot be replaced by other contractual . So, we want to warn VC CUJ to stop humiliating and targeting Dogra youth and staff members and demand immediate restoration of dignity and designation of Assistant Professors with full grade pay as per the UGC guidelines which have been deliberately converted and degraded into Guest Faculty/ Resource person by Shahid Mustaq in connivance with VC to target and to implement his jihadi Anti-Hindu and Anti-Dogra agenda in Central University of Jammu.
As per the memorandum of demands, the Delegation also demands that Preference should be given to local deserving youth from the surrounding areas in the employment over people from outside and from other regions of the state. Also, Dogra teaching and non-teaching staff to be provided similar treatment as they are being given to Non-Dogras, who have been given blue eyed treatment by the present Vice Chancellor.
Also, the rain water of the university and its catchment area is devastating the land of locals. So, immediately proper drainage system should be made to redress and mitigate their grievances. The University should immediately get its own receiving station to avoid electricity fluctuations, load and low voltage on the existing receiving station at Rahya due to heavy consumption in the University itself.It further demands easy passage should be given to the local people who have their residential and agricultural lands across the university. Since some portion of the university lies on the land which belonged to the local people and it has been taken up from them, still many people have not been given their due adequate compensation of their land. They are being offered meagre compensation and We demand they should be provided adequate compensation on utmost priority and also locals should be allowed to take water from tube well on account of University’s CSR activities.
Khajur Singh, former Sarpanch and Joint Secretary, JKNPP also alleged that Central University of Jammu has adopted some villages in Samba District but nothing concrete has happened on ground, most of the activities carried out at these villages are merely an eyewash, ostentation and wastage of funds sponsored by the concerned authorities. We demand an annual roster of activities in the adopted villages to be created and adhered to. He further said that the Central University of Jammu has also adopted the local secondary school of Rahya and raised it to the KV school as per the ordinances of Central Universities but no proper support is being rendered to the school for smooth functioning. Not even a single structure has been raised after converting the school to KV school which talks volumes about the kind of interest CUJ administration has on developing local infrastructure and facilities.We demand the KV school should be managed and run in accordance with the guidelines of KV Sangathan and should be upgraded to 10th class and 9th class should be started in 2021-2022 academic session and to accommodate the 9th and 10th class students two spacious class rooms should be constructed with required facilities. Also, Genset should be purchased immediately from VVN for the school and a new water connection from the nearest over-head tank should be provided immediately as the application for the same purpose has been submitted by the concerned principal of the KV school.
Satish Kumar, General Secretary, Ambedkar Yuva Sangathan said that Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Jammu with his criminal intention has changed the roster of teaching positions and swapped reserved SC, ST and OBC positions with Un-Reserved. This change in the Roster does not have the approval of competent bodies.So, we demand university should immediately stop the recruitment process over the swapped positions and prepare new reservation roster of 200 points, which Central University of Jammu had approved in the 2nd meeting of the Executive Council, dated 14-01-2013.
Rajesh Padgotra further said that the Vocational courses are the point of discussion at all platforms and even the new education policy focuses on vocational education than conventional education. Moreover, UGC has granted around 2 crore rupees for the vocational courses in Central University of Jammu. Still there are no laboratories and classrooms dedicated for the vocational education courses in Central University of Jammu. We demand a separate school to be set up for promoting vocational education such as Fashion Technology and Apparel Designing, Web Technologies, Health Care, Software Development, Fine Arts extra and the students who have already been enrolled into the courses should be provided all the facilities as approved by the UGC and also demand an installment of Brig Rajendra Singh Chair in Central University of Jammu, who gave a paramount sacrifice of his life to combat the Pakistani invaders at URI in 1947 and the name of Central University be captioned as Brig Rajendra Singh Central University of Jammu to give a proper identity and synchronization to proud and stalwart Dogras. Among others who accompanied at the time of handing over the memorandum were Ragubir Singh Bagal, Suraj Singh Bagal, Mohd Sarwar, Raj Mohd, Khudha Bakash, Rohit Sharma, Anshu Sharma, Satish Kumar, Nitu Attri, Shashi Bhagat, Ramesh Gupta Raman Verma.
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