September 30, 2020

Magadh varsity split terms set

Gaya: The education department has set a formula by which employees will be posted under Patliputra University from its parent institution, the Magadh University.

Education department principal secretary R.K. Mahajan on Tuesday chaired a meeting to work out the modalities of asset/liability division between Magadh University in Bodhgaya and Patliputra University in Patna. Magadh University vice-chancellor Qamar Ahsan and his Patliputra University counterpart Gulab Chand Jaiswal were present.

Education department sources said that as per the understanding, 55 per cent of the nearly 500 employees Magadh University employees will go to Patliputra University. Magadh will retain all such employees who will be retiring within one year, and the apportionment of employees will be done in two phases.

The reserve fund of all colleges based in Patna and Nalanda districts will go to the new university. In addition, Magadh will transfer Rs 5 crore to Patliputra in two instalments: Rs 2 crore immediately, and the remaining after the audit process.

Salary and pension payment of 25 constituent and three government-funded minority colleges will be made by Patliputra University with effect from April 1, 2018.

The only unresolved issue, according to sources, pertains to the conduct of examination of students admitted in colleges located in Patna and Nalanda districts prior to the formal establishment of Patliputra University.

The new varsity wants to conduct such exams but in view of the absence of properly framed exam rules and shortage of staff, the move has hit a roadblock. A final call in the matter will be taken by the chancellor’s office.

Magadh University, apparently, does not have an objection.

Education department officials are also learnt to have told the Patliputra University officials that they cannot directly recruit non-teaching employees. The government in 2013 had imposed a virtual ban on direct recruitment of grade three and grade four employees in state universities, replacing direct recruitment with outsourcing.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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