Gangtok, Sikkim

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Adhoc lecturers on dharna against SPSC recruitment

Adhoc lecturers on dharna against SPSC recruitment
Sat, May 5, 2018

KUNAL RAI

GANGTOK,: Several adhoc lecturers who failed to secure a berth in the recent recruitment for regular college lecturers (assistant professors) today started a dharna outside the east district collector’s office, Sichey here demanding that the appointment order of those selected be withheld until the regularization demand of the serving lecturers is resolved.
Lobsang Chopel Lepcha, an adhoc lecturer, said the protest was held to demand stay in the final result and appointment of the candidates selected in the recent recruitment conducted by the State Public Service Commission as the process was not in compliance with UGC norms.
“The State government had assured to absorb and regularise all adhoc employees having served five or more years which was not followed in our case. We have all the required qualifications and have been serving for over 10 years now. We have been left nowhere and deprived of regularization,” said Lepcha.
The protest was attended by around two dozen adhoc lecturers serving in different State government colleges. They expressed hope that their plea would be considered and their services evaluated for regular appointments. “We will continue our protest until the concerned department assures us that the appointments would be withheld,” they maintained.


Area: 7096 Sq Km
Capital:Gangtok
Altitude: 5,840 ft
Population: 6.10 Lakhs
Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 ft. to over 28,509 ft above sea level
Climate:
Summer: Max- 21°C ; Min – 13°C
Winter: Max -13°C ; Min – 0.48°C
Rainfall: 325 cm per annum
Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi