JAMMU, Jan 4: Prof. Ashok Aima, Vice-Chanc-ellor, Central University of Jammu, called on Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the University at the Raj Bhavan here today and briefed him about the functioning of the University.
Prof. Aima informed the Chancellor that till date 13 national and 02 international MoUs have been signed by the University with different Universities and organizations; 81 teaching positions out of 160 sanctioned posts have been filled; the University has shifted its Administrative, Examination and Engineering wings and the Departments of Education and Environmental Sciences to its permanent Campus at Village Bagla; in 2016-17 the University has started 06 new Departments, 02 Research Centres and 01 Research Chair and is offering 34 programmes at Diploma (01), Under Graduate (02), Integrated (04), Post Graduate (15) and Research (12) levels.
The Governor emphasised the need to ensure establishment of essential facilities in the University Campus, within a tight time frame, and the importance of continuing hard work by the faculty and students achieving the highest standards in teaching, research and extra-curricular activities.
Meanwhile, a delegation of National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) led by its President, Subash Shastri, called on Governor.
The delegation requested the Governor for advising the State Government to continue and finalise the exercise to regularize daily rated workers in different Government departments, provide separate wage heads for monthly payments to daily rated wagers and reflect the same in the budget proposals for Financial Year 2017-18; liberal funding by the Central Government and early implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations by State Government in favour of its employees and pensioners; payment of minimum wages of Rs. 350 per day and enhancement in the monthly medical allowance of pensioners.
The Governor observed that the delegation’s demands would be taken up with the concerned authorities.