Patna: Governor Satya Pal Malik has asked vice-chancellors of Bihar Universities to complete all pending exams by the end of this year so that academic and examination calendars can be followed.
The governor gave the direction at a meeting of vice-chancellors at Raj Bhavan on Saturday. The meeting was attended by vice-chancellors, officials of the education department and the chancellor’s office. Before the meeting began formally, the governor launched the B.Ed college app through which attendance of teachers and students will be monitored.
Vivek Singh, the principal secretary to governor, also released a monthly magazine called Raj Bhavan Samwad.
In his speech, Governor Malik said the progress in implementing the agenda of earlier VC meetings was satisfactory and there was a need to keep the momentum.
He stressed that payment of salaries and pensions to teachers and retired teachers was important. “All pending amounts to teachers must be paid and a Pension Adaalat must be held on a monthly basis to ensure retired teachers get post-retirement benefits,” he said.
He expressed hope that shortage of teachers in universities and colleges of Bihar will be overcome as the state government has revived the University Service Commission which will appoint teachers instead of the Bihar Public Service Commission.
He said the present teacher shortfall can be compensated by appointment of guest faculties as per education department guidelines. He asked the VCs to appoint guest faculty soon so that there is no problem in teaching work.
He also advised vice-chancellors to teach their subject as much as possible. “This will enable them to communicate directly with students and also motivate other teachers,” he said. The meeting decided to make available to the education department by July 15 a list of new posts to be created. Governor Malik said funds allotted to universities for strengthening infrastructure should be used after making a priority list. He asked universities to use their internal resources to hold inter-university cultural events.
He also said that a date should be fixed every month for holding a Swachhta Abhiyan to clean up institute premises. He advised building of toilets in colleges and universities on a priority basis and asked universities to implement the Public Grievance Redressal Act in the varsities and mark teachers and employees’ attendance through biometric system.
Courtesy: The Telegraph