RGU can achieve greater heights through team work: VC

RONO HILLS, Oct 23: Speaking at an interactive session jointly organised by the Rajiv Gandhi University Teachers’ Association (RGUTA) and the RGU Employees’ Association (RGUEA) here on Tuesday, the new vice chancellor (VC) of the state’s lone central university, Prof Saket Kushwaha, said the university could achieve greater heights “only with team work.”
Responding to the grievances of the two organisations, Prof Kushwaha said he has already had consultations with the central minister and officials of the human resource development ministry to convey the grievances and seek redress.
Assuring the assembled faculty members and other employees of the university that his tenure here would be devoted to ensure ideal working conditions, Prof Kushwaha urged them to be accountable to the expectations that people have of them.
Earlier, in her opening remarks, RGUTA president Prof Jumyir Basar gave an account of the association’s history, and apprised the VC of the difficulties faced by the faculty members, including the matters of pensions and water scarcity, and the dream of the university to be a fully residential one.
She informed that the RGUTA is proposing for a plastic-free campus.
RGUEA vice-president Gomar Basar also briefed the VC on the difficulties faced by the university’s employees, and appealed for the VC’s personal intervention in the matters of pay hike of contractual employees, creation of posts, holding of DPC on time, and framing well-defined recruitment rules.
RGUTA GS Bikash Bage shared how difficult it was for the university to function without a fulltime VC for 10 months.
RGUEA general secretary Biru Taba in his closing remarks appreciated the high turnout at the gathering, and said it reflected the expectations of the university from the vice chancellor. (With inputs from Mass Communication Department, RGU)