Vijayawada: In a bid to suppress the voice of ad hoc assistant professors protesting against their proposed termination from service, JNTU-Anantapur authorities are now getting ready to get them to sign on bond paper that will impose a series of curbs on them at the University’s constituent college located at Kaligiri in Chittoor district in the state.
The University authorities are reportedly preparing the bond paper, in the denomination of Rs 100, that will tells the ad hoc assistant professors that they should be prepared for termination from service; they cannot move court for legal remedy in case of termination of service, restrictions on assembly of four persons of more persons in the college campus and finally, no right to question the university authorities over their decisions.
According to sources, the University authorities are also contemplating stern action against those who fail to sign on the bond paper.
The university authorities are going ahead with recruitment of ad hoc faculty members, ostensibly to replace the existing members, even as the ad hoc faculty staged a protest.
After learning about the development at Kaligiri, ad hoc assistant professors from all universities in the state voiced their apprehension that their universities may also take a cue from JNTU-A and serve bond papers to them and force them to sign to scuttle any protest in the bud.
AP Universities’ Contract Assistant Professors State general secretary Dr Malli Bhaskar said, “We will take up a state-wide stir if the university fails to withdraw its decision.”
JNTU-A Vice Chancellor Dr S. Srinivas Kumar said, “As we are going to recruit regular faculty members, we have to remove the ad hoc members. Moreover, we are not going to terminate services of all members at Kaligiri College. We are going to issue bond paper and make them sign on it to ensure that there are no litigations. This is being done so that classes can run regularly for the benefit of students.”...