NEHU-JAC opposes proposed extension of VC’s term; appeals to Prez
SHILLONG | SEPT 21, 2020:
The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) comprising the associations and unions of teachers, students and non-teaching staff are appealing to the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, to not extend Prof. S. K. Srivastava's term as Vice-Chancellor given that "he has failed in all respects, bringing down the University's ranking assessments."
The JAC's press release on Monday stated that since the Vice-Chancellor is an applicant for the second term, any extension given to him will allow him to influence the selection process of the new Vice-Chancellor, as the selection process for the post of Vice-Chancellor is already under process.
"In such a case of extending, being an applicant, shall also be immoral and unethical and unprecedented as in the history of NEHU, no incumbent Vice-Chancellor has so far been given an extension," stated the press release.
Further, the release also stated that giving extension to Prof. S. K. Srivastava even after his non-performance and mismanagement, as raised by peaceful protests and demonstrations by teachers, non-teaching staff and students, shall remain incorrect on moral grounds.
"Therefore, the Joint Action Committee will not accept any such undue and morally incorrect extension to Prof. S. K. Srivastava and shall continue its peaceful protest to defend the interest of the university and the region," it said.