High court directed Orissa government to fill up the vacant lecturer posts of colleges of Balangir within 15 days

March 5, 2011 at 6:39 am Leave a comment

Following is from The Telegraph:

Balangir, March 3: In a fresh order, the high court has asked the state government to fill up posts of lecturers in various colleges of the town within 15 days.

Sources said the state government had recently submitted a compliance report before the high court in which it has mentioned filling up some posts in some colleges.

Advocate Ashis Mishra, who is the counsel for petitioner Dolamani Pradhan, said the court expressed surprise over the compliance report of the government.

In the report, the government had admitted that Vidya Bhusan Sanskrit College was running with just one lecturer.

“Around 500 students study in the college and there are 10 sanctioned posts for lecturers. Yet only one lecturer is managing the college since 1997. Even the lone lecturer is going to retire in June,” Mishra said.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice V. Gopalagowda and Justice B.N. Mahapatra ordered the state government to fill up teacher’s posts in the colleges of Balangir within 15 days.

Earlier, student leader Dolamani Pradhan had filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the high court, alleging that several posts for lectureship had been lying vacant in various colleges of Balangir for several years.

The high court had then directed the government to initiate steps to fill up the vacant posts.

After taking a long time, the government transferred some lecturers from other colleges to Rajendra College and other colleges of the town. A few lecturers were appointed on contract basis.

Pradhan who filed the PIL said: “A few lecturers have been posted in some colleges of the town. However, the government has not posted anyone in Vidya Bhusan Sanskrit College.

“We will wait for 15 days and see how the government is responding to the high court’s directive. If nothing happens, we will agitate again. ”


Entry filed under: Balangir, Balangir-Titilagarh-Patanagarh, Government and aided colleges, Higher Education Zone, Rajendra College, Balangir, Region watch.

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