Indore: As repeated letters met with no response, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) vice-chancellor Dr Narendra Dhakad and examination controller Ashesh Tiwari called on divisional commissioner Raghavendra Singh on Wednesday with request to relieve DAVV examination department officials deployed in election duty.
The V-C told commissioner that it would be difficult to hold examinations and declare results on time as many DAVV employees have been roped in for poll-related work. The DAVV examination department has 42 employees of whom 22 are roped in for poll-related work.
“I told commissioner that results, academic awards and administrative work are pending due to staff shortage,” the V-C told Free Press. Dhakad told Singh that several examinations are to be held in August and September and DAVV cannot conduct exams due to staff shortage.
A total of 112 non-teaching employees out of 278 in the university have been attached to offices of booth level officers at collectorate. After talks, the divisional commissioner agreed to relieve nine employees of exam department from election related work.
13 employees working at collectorate for 4 years
About 13 employees of exam department are serving at collectorate for past four years while one was picked up two years ago. “They are being pressed for election, census and other work,” Tiwari said. Worse, district administration took away nine more employees from examination department recently. “We have lost all key desk in-charges of examination department. We have two employees each at law, medical and arts desk. All of them have been taken away,” Tiwari said.
Library function also hit
Dhakad said that the district administration has taken away university library employees also. “Students who visit library regularly have been complaining to us about inability of staff due to which they do not get books to read,” V-C said adding that they would make temporary arrangements at library till regular staff returns from election duty.
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