Teaching and non-teaching staff of the Dhanamanjuri University (DMU), Imphal, on Friday demanded removal of the vice-chancellor of the cluster university of five colleges as they launched the cease-work strike from Friday.
The teaching and non-teaching staffs launched the strike under the aegis of DMU Engaged Staff Association (DESA) to register a strong protest against recruitment of regular staffs of the varsity without absorption of the existing staffs of the constituent colleges of DMU.
At a time, the existing staff, particularly teachers were agitating demanding absorption of the existing teachers of the constituent colleges of DMU before any fresh recruitment of faculty, the VC in-charge of the varsity recently issued an order for recruitment of regular faculties.
Denouncing the order of the VC in-charge, teaching and non-teaching staff of the five constituent colleges of the varsity today staged a sit-in-protest at the multi-purpose hall of DM College of Science. The protest was staged to mark the commencement of the cease-work strike of teaching and non-teaching staff, said leaders of DMU Engaged Staff Association (DESA) who took part in today’s protest.
They said that the engaged staff have been sacrificing for the survival of the varsity since the cluster university was established in 2017. “We strongly oppose the notification for recruitments of regular faculties and staff by sidelining those engaged staff and faculties,” DESA president Naorem Romikanta. “The association will not tolerate such injustice meted out by the varsity authority to the engaged staff”, he added.
The DM University came into existence under The Dhanamanjuri University Act, 2017 which came into force on April 6, 2018 through a notification in Manipur Gazette published by the department of higher and technical education.
The university was established under the National Scheme of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA).