Sunday, 4 December 2011

Contractual lecturers in Inter Colleges in Uttarakhand call off stir on CM’s assurance

Written by Anil Singh

The contractual lecturers, who have been working in almost all inter- colleges of Uttarakahnd; called off their stir yesterday.

Notably, the Government contractual lecturers, who have been agitating for the past one month, called off their agitation following an assurance by the state government to accept their demands.

Acting as a messenger of the CM BC Khanduri, Senior BJP leader Ravindra Jugran, went to the agitating contractual lecturers sitting on a dharna in front of the state Assembly and conveyed the CM’s will to look into their demands favorably. Further assuring them that if they call off their agitation, their demands would be met soon.

What is the demand of the Contractual lecturers working in inter- colleges in Uttarakhand:

The contractual inter college lecturers in Uttarakhand were agitating following advertisement of filling of more than 600 posts of lecturers in government colleges by the State Public Service Commission. Their demand is that since they had been already working as contractual lecturers for years, they should be given weightage in the selection by the Uttarakhand Public Service Commission.

Showing faith on the CM’s assurance the contractual lecturers have called off their agitation and wait for the government response in their cases, informed Dr VC Bebni, president of the Government Contractual Lecturers Association.


It’s disheartening that highly educated young people in the state have to resort on to stirs to get their voice heard. If the government finds them eligible enough to teach students of inter colleges on a contractual basis; then what is a big deal in giving them weightage in the selection for permanent recruitment. Ideally, the UKPSC should have given them this weightage even before them asking for it.

If the Government doesn’t want to award weightage to the contractual lecturers; then it should look into its contractual recruitment policy seriously.

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