PDF demands optimal staff in NEHU

Shillong, Sept 23: The People’s Democratic Front (PDF) today demanded the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) authority to speed up the process of filling up the vacant posts for both teaching and non-teaching staff.
A memorandum was also submitted to the NEHU vice-chancellor Prof Prabha Shankar by a delegation of the PDF during a meeting held here.
Speaking to media persons, the general secretary of the party Auspicious Lyngdoh Mawphlang said that the non-appointment of teaching faculties in the university has affected the students and the university as a whole.
He also alleged that the appointment of guest lecturers instead of permanent staff in various departments have resulted in the lack of accommodation of research scholars.
Mawphlang informed that the lack of faculties in the non-teaching staff is also another serious setback to the university and the vacant posts in various departments of the administration, in general, have been a major stumbling block for the university to excel as one of the premier central universities in the country.
He added that as per the latest NIRF submitted by NEHU it stated that the non-salary fund was allocated more to infrastructure than the academic activities which focus more on maintenance of infrastructure rather than boosting and upgrading the academic aspects of the university in order to raise the status and pride of the university.