28 May 2012

VCs of Universities in the state would be paid as per UGC scale.

Chief Minister Bahuguna said that there was still room for improvement in higher education in the state. He said that there was drastic need to bring the higher education to the standard as per the present requirements so that students get world class education and become competent for national and international level competitions.
Chief Minister Bahuguna during the meeting with the Vice Chancellors of Universities in the state at Secretariat on Friday said that State Government was ready to provide all necessary resources and facilities to improve higher education in the state. He said that all the issues of Universities pending on government level would be resolved on priority basis. Mr. Bahuguna said that the VCs of Universities in the state would be paid as per UGC scale. Responding to the fact that the posts of Registrar, Examination Controller and other posts were lying vacant in the universities, Mr. Bahuguna gave his approval for filling of these posts on deputation. He said that a temporary building would be provided for the office of Pandit Deen Dayal University at Chamba. When he was told that medical colleges could be established under Central University, he asked the concerned officers to look for the ideal land for a new medical college.
Also present in the meeting were Principal Secretary Higher Education Vinita Kumar, Secretary to CM Dr. SS Sandhu, Additional Secretary Higher Education, Dr. Nidhi Pandey, VC HNB Garhwal University SK Singh, VC Uttarakhand Technical University Professor DS Chauhan, VC Uttarakhand Open University Dr. Vinay Kumar Pathak, VC Uttarakhand Sanskrit University Dr. Sudha Rani Pandey amongst others.

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