Normal work hit after JU officials go on protest leave

Indiatimesworld News Service
Jammu, September 23

The normal administrative functioning of the University of Jammu (JU) was affected on Monday after its officials of the rank of Assistant Registrars and equivalent went on indefinite protest leave for the implementation of their Career Advancement Scheme (CAS).

According to the officials, the university had been adopting “dilly dallying tactics” in the implementation of the scheme which was approved by the University Council, the apex body of the university, more than two years ago.

“In June 2017, the formal order for this promotional scheme was issued and further actions such as screening of eligible officials as well as their API scores were also taken by the university, but the authorities did not take follow up action on pay fixation and subsequent implementation of the scheme, thereby depriving us from promotional benefits,” one of the officials said.

The order was issued following the University Council nod to the item for promotion scheme on the analogy of the University of Kashmir.

“Even after the lapse of more than two years, the university has not been implementing its own order for no reasons which forced the Assistant Registrars and the equivalent to go on protest leave. The entire matter has been complicated under a conspiracy by a few officials at the helm of affairs who have been stalling our promotion,” the official said, adding, “We had conveyed our resentment to the university administration a few days ago, but they did not take any action to address our grievances”.

Rajinder Singh, president of Jammu University Officers Welfare Association (JUOWA), said, “A total of 10 officers, including two PROs and an Assistant Director, are on protest leave. We have been forced to adopt this path. So far, we have received no dialogue offer, but we will definitely go for talks if we are invited for the same”.