In the assembly, the registrars and controllers of finance of 12 state public universities mentioned about six main subjects. Saswat Mishra, larger schooling division secretary, mentioned with them intimately concerning the implantation of the amended Act.
According to the modification of the Odisha Universities Act, recruitment of lecturers of these universities will likely be carried out by Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) and non-educating posts by State Selection Board (SSB). The college representatives had been informed to file requisition for educating and non-educating posts with OPSC and SSB respectively.
Recently, the federal government had requested universities to cease ongoing recruitment for educating and non-educating posts after modification of Odisha Universities Act, 1989. Recruitment for these posts had been beforehand carried out by the college authorities.
They mentioned about importing of audit experiences of universities of their web sites. “We have started uploading the audit reports of last three years in the university website. We are also implementing other directions of the department,” stated registrar of a college.
The division secretary has additionally mentioned about reconstitution of Syndicate, highly effective physique of the college. “After amendment of the Act, university statutes and university accounts manual will be amended too. It will be done soon,” stated registrar of one other college.
The modification of the Act has created hue and cry within the state. Besides academicians, BJP and Congress leaders have additionally opposed ‘The Odisha Universities (Amendment) Ordinance 2020’. They argued that this proposed modification will curtail the autonomy of the colleges. Student organisations additionally vehemently protested this modification.
Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan has additionally written a letter to his cupboard colleague Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on this concern.