Jamia Millia Islamia has responded to our story on hiring on new teaching positions for Sarojini Naidu Women Studies Centre.
The claim that the university is hiring on new teaching positions for Sarojini Naidu Women Studies Centre(SNWSC) despite the positions already being occupied by the existing faculty is grossly misleading and factually incorrect.
The centre is under project mode and the services of teachers and staff working at the centre is purely of temporary nature and the current extension of the centre is only up to 30th September2020. The further continuation of the centre is subject to extension to be given by the UGC.
New permanent teaching posts were sanctioned by the UGC for not only the SNCWC but for 4 other new departments also.
Executive Council(EC), the highest decision-making body of the university had on 2nd May 2020 recommended that these posts are to be filled up through regular selection committee after the advertisement.
The EC has finally taken its decision in the meeting held on 15th September 2020 approving the recommendation of the high-level committee headed by a retired Chief Justice of a High Court. The committee has rejected the claim of these temporary teachers absolving that the tenure posts with fixed periodicity can not be converted into permanent positions and recommended that newly sanctioned positions are to be filled through proper selection committee after the advertisement.