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2,250 lecturers recruited through the KPSC

Staff Correspondent

450 degree college teachers deputed to work in PU colleges

HUBLI: The recruitment of 2,250 lecturers for government degree colleges in the State through the Karnataka Public Service Commission has been completed and appointment orders have been issued.

Higher Education Minister Aravind Limbavali told presspersons here on Tuesday that apart from the newly appointed teachers, there were 450 degree college teachers who had been deputed to work in PU colleges. Steps were being taken to appoint them back to the degree colleges, he said.

The Minister said that the implementation of the revised UGC payscale for degree college and university teachers in the State meant a financial burden of Rs. 190 crore. Steps had been taken to ensure that the newly recruited teachers also got the revised payscale, he said.

To a query, he said steps had been taken to shift college teachers from colleges not having adequate workload to colleges where their services were required.

He said the Education Adalat conducted by the Directorate of Collegiate Education had proved to be of great help in solving most of the long-pending problems related to college teachers.

Ordinance

Mr. Limbavali said that the State Government had issued an Ordinance for ensuring that only academics were appointed as registrars of universities.

The Minister said the State Government had initiated the work on construction of buildings of for 132 engineering and degree colleges and polytechnics.

To another query, he said the allegations against the first vice-chancellor of Karnataka State Women's University regarding misuse of power had been proved and the Auditor General had been asked to look into the extent of misuse of power and misappropriation of funds. “Based on the report, action will be taken against the former Vice-Chancellor,” he said.

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