Odisha Cabinet approves filling up Vacant Lecturer Posts

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TNI Bureau: Now the junior lecturers would not stage dharna in front of the Odisha Legislative Assembly during the upcoming monsoon session as the state cabinet has approved the proposal of filling up over 700 posts for lecturers.

The cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday also approved the proposal of the continuation of the UGC scale of pay for the government college lecturers, along with 11 proposals including Odisha Arbitration Tribunal system. The decision came after the cabinet reshuffle.

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Talking to reporters, Chief Secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik said that the decision was taken to restore the UGC scale in government colleges by filling up over 700 vacant UGC scale posts.

With the move, 50 per cent Junior Lecturers in Government Plus 2 colleges would be promoted to the +3 stream and 50% of the vacant posts would be filled through recruitment by the OPSC.

Sources said that 471 posts would be filled up through the promotion and 300 posts will be filled through recruitment. A junior lecturer would be promoted to the senior lecturer if he/she could have completed the 5 years of service in lectureship, and a senior lecturer, who has attained 10 years of service, would get promotion as a Reader. Also a junior lecturer would be eligible to be Principal in the Plus 2 College if he/she would have completed 18 years of service.

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