JAMMU, Jan 31: Minister for Technical Education and Youth Services and Sports Moulvi Imran Raza Ansari today claimed that 248 posts of Lecturers and 80 posts of demonstrators are lying vacant in Polytechnic Colleges in the State.
Replying to a joint question of Surinder Ambardar, Saifuddin Bhat and Sofi Yousuf in the Upper House today, Ansari said that out of 313 sanctioned posts of Lecturers, 248 are lying vacant and only 65 are filled up. Out of total 89 sanctioned posts of demonstrators, 80 are lying vacant and only 9 are filled up. He said that some posts have been referred to the recruiting agencies and the process is going on. He however, did not commit any time frame for filling up of these posts.
The Minister further stated that 202 Lecturers and demonstrators have been engaged from time to time in various polytechnic colleges in the State. He said the total 24 polytechnic colleges are functioning in the State. The sanctioned strength of lecturers and demonstrators is 402 of which only 74 posts are filled which include 65 lecturers.
He said that due to establishment of new polytechnics in the uncovered districts, most of the incumbents were engaged on academic arrangement basis and some of these are continuing on court orders. He claimed that a proposal to enhance wages of contractual lecturers to the tune of Rs 16000 per month and Rs 14000 per month in case of demonstrators has been sent to the Finance department.
He said some of the incumbents working on academic arrangement basis in the department from 10-15 years are continuing on court orders adding that currently there is no proposal for regularization of these academic arrangements on the pattern of adhoc , contractual appointees.
The Minister said that the department is in process to refer vacant posts of Lecturers and demonstrators to the concerned recruiting agencies for filing up the vacant posts.