NSF resents move on enhancing retirement age of JU employees

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 5: Expressing reservations over the Vice Chancellors Forum discussing ways and means to enhance retirement age of teaching and non-teaching employees of the University, National Secular Forum president Dr Vikas Sharma has said that such move would only darken career of educated unemployed youth.
“The enhancement of retirement age of employees working in various universities is bound to block the employment opportunities of many deserving unemployed educated youth, who can perform much better than the old lot in terms of new concept of service requirement for better service delivery system to the public and students,” he said while addressing a press conference, here today.
While elaborating, Dr Vikas said that in the year 2014 the retirement age of teaching faculty of the University was increased from 60 to 62 years and now after a lapse of two years, the Vice-Chancellors Forum is frantically fumbling with the idea of further enhancement of retirement age of teaching and non teaching staff working in university.
The NSF leader also drew attention towards another point of discussion in the VCs Forum meet regarding short listing of candidates for selection to the posts of Assistant Professors. “This was nothing but merely an eye wash and there is latest example of holding interviews for various posts of Assistant Professors as per advertisement of 2015 in a selective manner, thus trashing the set system governing selection procedure,” he added.
Dr Vikas urged Chancellor of the University to intervene in the matter putting a lid on the undesirably anti educated youth policies being promoted by the VCs Forum by pondering over superannuation age of teaching and non teaching employees of the University.