By Purushottam Khatri
Kathmandu, Dec. 9
The Tribhuvan University assembly members Tuesday approved a proposal on making the TU Teachers and Employees Service Rules-2050 inclusive, so that people from different underprivileged sections of the society could be recruited on the permanent staff.
The approval of the proposal clears the way for the TU Service Commission to announce new vacancies. The commission had been waiting for a green signal from the assembly to formally start the process of announcing vacancies under open and inclusive competitions.
To call new vacancies, the TU assembly members also reviewed the TU service related rules. They have added some provisions in the rules under new sections: 6.3(1), (2), (3), (4) (5) to ensure inclusive criteria.
From now onwards, 50 per cent teachers and employees will be recruited in the university from underprivileged backgrounds, like women, indigenous and ethnic, Madhesi, dalit, disabled and backward regions. Remaining 50 per cent seats will be filled up under free competition.
TU Rector Prof. Dr. Soorya Lal Amatya said that the total number of vacancies would be confirmed after holding TU Executive Council meeting and later TU Service Commission will call up vacancies both under the inclusive and free competition systems. Separate examinations will be conducted for both kinds of vacancies, Amatya said.
Under 50 per cent seats for different underprivileged communities, 33 per cent have been allocated for women, 27 per cent for indigenous and ethnic communities, 22 per cent for Madheshi people, nine per cent for dalit, five per cent for differently-able people, and four per cent for backward regions.
The sub-section of the rules on 6.3(1) has termed backward regions—Achham, Kalikot, Jajarkot, Jumla, Dolpa, Bajhang, Bajura, Mugu and Humla.
TU Registrar Prof. Dr. Bhim Raj Adhikari said that a separate open competition examination in the respective categories under inclusive provision of the university will be conducted by the TU Service Commission while recruiting employees and teachers.
Dr. Ahikari also said that if any capable and eligible candidate from nine underprivileged districts could not be selected, such vacancies will be fulfilled by calling up open competition notices.