Move to make 3000 temporary employees permanent in Universities
Thiruvananthapuram: Universities across the state have been accused of making daily wage workers and contractual employees permanent without notifying the vacancies to PSC. The Calicut University syndicate meeting has decided to make the appointments of 35 employees of Calicut University permanent. Those employees who were employed on contract basis and on daily wages for more than 10 years will be made permanent. It is alleged that the University Vice Chancellor gave permission to this decision as his own driver was also included in the list of employees.
It is also decided to create supernumerary posts where there are no vacancies. The upcoming syndicate meetings will consider making more employees permanent. Following Calicut University, Kerala University Vice Chancellor is considering submitting the files to the syndicate regarding daily wage employees permanent. Sanskrit University, Cochin University and Agricultural University are also mulling to make temporary employees permanent.
It was the earlier government that made PSC in charge of the appointment of non-teaching positions in Universities. Following this, more than 3000 appointments were made after implementing the special rule for computer assistants, across various universities.
'Save University' campaign committee handed over a petition to the Governor to cancel the decision taken by the Syndicate group to make contractual employees permanent. The committee chairman RS Sasikumar and secretary Shajahan stated that they will proceed legally if the move is not blocked.