As per the information, during the working hours, contractual assistant professors under the banner of KU Contractual Assistant Professors Association (KUCAPA) held a demonstration in varsity campus on Thursday.
Following a delegation of KUCAPA including four contractual faculty members Chander Rekha, Shewta Kashyap, Yogita Sangwan and Sangeeta went to meet KU VC at his office, after it was called by the official a day later on Friday.
Sources told KU VC asked the delegation of protesting faculty to refrain from holding any protests in the varsity during the working hours and adopt restrain as their matter related to giving enhanced salary is already under consideration and in communication with the Haryana state government, else they could face action against them as per the varsity’s service rules.
On Saturday, a delegation of KUCAPA reached Haryana Raj Bhawan to meet Governor Satyadeo Naryan Arya, who is also chancellor of KU and lodged a written complaint at his office, and he could not meet them due to holiday on Saturday.
The contractual staff is demanding the implementation of the enhanced salary as per 7th central pay commission (CPC).
Prof Brajesh Sawhney, director public relations KU, said “There was no such issue of threatening any faculty. The university suggested the protesting teachers not to hold a protest march during the working hours as the campus has been reopened after a long time and new students are coming for classes. The university has sympathetically considered their demand and has already requested the government for financial aid. We are expecting the aid in March and their dues will be released immediately. There was a warning to follow the varsity rules.”
“Instead of paying heed to our demand, KU VC threatened us with firing from our existing job if we continue to demand the same. He even warned us of strict action if we carried out a protest march on the campus. We were astonished to see the reaction as the same salary enhancement has been implemented in almost all state universities of Haryana”, said Sangeeta.
“With the hope that the government of Haryana will take the insult of women teachers seriously, we have immediately conveyed the matter to the education minister at his resistance at Jagadhri and same to our university chancellor at Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh on Saturday”, added Sangeeta.
“This is not the way to treat female teachers. We are painful to see this odd reaction from an official sitting on constitutional post”, said Chander Rekha.
Yogita alleged that VC has instilled fear of losing jobs in us and it seems their dignity has been crushed.
The delegations of contractual assistant professors from various departments of KU who reached education minister Haryana Kanwar Pal at his residence in Jagadhri and later at Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh include Abhinav Kataria, Gyan Sagar, Pradeep Rai, Deepak, Tapesh, Imtiaz Ahmed, Gaurav, Sachin, Surender Sharma.