The state government has asked Mumbai University (MU) to
reinstate the transferred employees to their previous positions. The move comes
after an inquiry revealed irregularities in the transfers of the employees. The
Univ. has been given 3 month’s time to duly comply with the directions.
The funding of the University has been stopped. “The
government has appointed a committee to find out the irregularities. Once all
the employees move back to their original positions, the funding will start”,
said the registrar of the Univ. M.A. Khan.
Brief of the inquiry:
State government has created 1,319 non-teaching staff
positions and 365 teaching staff positions at Mumbai University. Of the total
position 1,005 and 202 positions were filled for the non-teaching and the
teaching staff respectively.
As per the Joint Director of higher education, the varsity
had violated the norms of filling the positions for which the state funds. Many
employees have been found employed under the payrolls of the varsity. The
inquiry also found that many transferred employees have been appointed under
the self financed posts created by the university.
The inquiry also stated that in many categories 100%
employees were appointed through internal recruitment and nomination which violates
the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) norms.
universities go for internal recruitment because many a times the same is
delayed while going through MPSC. But these appointments need to be approved by
the government. In case of MU no approval from the government had been sought”
said spokes person from the education department.