Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday expressed concern over the plight of teaching faculty from Kashmir University presently posted in the erstwhile Kargil and Leh campuses of University of Kashmir, saying the employees are undergoing trepidation on being forced to work outside Kashmir against their will.
In a statement, NC’s Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said that the faculty members were appointed by the University of Kashmir in the year 2015 and posted in Leh and Kargil satellite campuses of the University there. “Now post bifurcation of J&K, the faculty members find themselves bewildered with no one around to heed their genuine demand. These people have been moving from pillar to post, submitted memorandums but all in vain. Unfortunately, Kashmir university administration and J&K’s higher education department have turned volt face to their miseries,” he said.
Following Aug 05, 2019, decisions, the University of Kashmir lost its campuses in Leh and Kargil, and the said campuses have now become part of Ladakh University. The employees have duly submitted their choice to work in J&K, but their fate has been put in the lurch. These people have been pursuing their case with the higher education department since and have received respective NOCs from Kashmir University as well as Ladakh University, but so far nothing has been done to redress their plight. The University of Ladakh, the faculty members are complaining is treating them as outsiders,” he said.
Imran impressed upon the Kashmir university administration and concerned higher education department to ascertain the number of such faculty members currently working in Leh and Kargil campuses and initiate a process of repatriating them to their parent organization in Kashmir.