The higher education department has asked the universities to put ongoing recruitment on halt after amendment of the Odisha Universities Act, 1989. This is valid in the case of teaching and non-teaching staff. According to the amendment, from now on, the Odisha Public Service Commission or OPSC will be conducting the teacher recruitment process. Also read- OPSC Mains date postponed
The department secretary, Saswat Mishra has written letters to the Vice-Chancellors of 12 state public universities regarding compliance to the amendments done in the act. The state government has also issued the “The Odisha Universities (Amendment) Ordinance 2020” on Friday in the official gazette of Odisha.
In the letter, according to Mishra, the requisition for filling all the vacant posts of teachers in all the three ranks like an associate professor, assistant professor and professor will be filled by OPSC now on. Hence any selection process that is ongoing or has already been conducted by the university independently, should be stopped.
There had been 837 teaching post vacancies across 10 state universities out of the 1424 sanctioned posts since February 2020. Balasore, Sambalpur, GM University, Fakir Mohan University are few which had managed to fill some of the vacancies before the lockdown but others could not hold the interviews. 36 vacancies out of 72 have been filled up in Fakir Mohan University. 86 out of 128 vacancies have been filled up at GM University. But according to the notice, the universities cannot hold any recruitment further after September 4, 2020. Mishra has also stated the reconstitution of the Syndicate and Academic Council of Universities. This includes uploading annual reports on the university website within 30 days of receiving the Audit report, and it should be kept for public view at least up to three years since the date of upload.
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