The Jammu University SC/ST Employees Association held a brief function at Sheikh Nagar, Bahu Fort here, today to mark the 128th birth anniversary of Baba Saheb Dr B.R.Ambedkar, an Indian jurist, politician, philosopher, anthropologist, historian, economist and principal architect of the Constitution of India.
The function was headed by the Association President Mr R.L.Kaith and attended by a large number of SC/STs. Association members while eulogizing the services of Baba Saheb expressed deep concern over non-compliance of UGC instructions by the University. They stated that since 2008, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has,
several times, given instructions to the University to provide membership to SCs & STs in the competent bodies like University Council, Syndicate, Academic Council, Establishment Committee, etc. but, till date, no step has been taken by it to comply with the instructions.
Association General Secretary Surjeet Singh.Heer said that, till date, no action has been taken on their Association’s prime demands including constitution of a Standing Committee for SCs & STs (as per the UGC instructions) which was agreed to in principle by the JU Registrar Dr Minakshi Kilam in their two meetings held in her office chambers.