SRINAGAR: The assistant professor aspirants who had submitted their applications in JKPSC back two years staged a protest on Saturday in press colony to bring attention of new government towards fulfilling the vacant posts.
Under the banner of ‘NET/SET/PhD Candidates Forum’ these aspirants were demanding to accelerate the process of recruitment of Assistant Professors in the higher education department advertised in year 2013 vide notification no. 09-psc (DR-P) of 2013 dated 23/05/2013 and re-advertised in 2014 vide notification no. 12-PSC (DR-P) of 2014 dated 29/05/2014.
As per first notification, only 1287 posts were advertised but later on as per second notification 1657 posts were notified. Even JK High Court had stayed the appointments on appeal by MPhil Holders who were declared ineligible by JKPSC.
Talking to Rising Kashmir, score of aspirants lamented that even after lapse of more than two years, the mentioned posts remain unfilled, while as the career of thousands of aspirants remain lurking.
President of the forum, Dr Malik Yasir, PhD in Economics science said: “All the appointments whether contractual or permanent in the department of higher education should be on the guidelines of UGC and we should get justice after studying for nearly 20 years.”
Contrasting the position of a teacher holding PhD degree here and in foreign, Dr Muneer Mir, PhD Arabic literature said: “The cream of the society is considered a teacher in foreign who is given highest respect but here we the scholars have to come on the roads first to make a knock on sleeping ears.”
Talking to Rising Kashmir, Chairman JKPSC Latief ul Zamaan said: “It won’t take long time for us to process the case once we receive the orders by the ministry.” Nayeem Akhtar, Minister for Education told to this reporter on phone: “Recently I had meeting with Advocate general regarding this case as it is not only their problem, it is my problem also as our colleges are suffering due to inadequate staff.”