JNU to get robust new security service on campus
Jawaharlal Nehru University’s executive council on Saturday approved the tender process to hire a “more robust and integrated” security service on the university campus.
The current private security agency has come under fire from students and faculty for failing to prevent incidents such as the January 2020 campus violence in which a number of foreigners attacked students and faculty and, more recently, clashes between students over the issue of serving non-vegetarian food in a hostel mess on Ram Navami. JNUTA also raised the issue after a series of burglaries at staff quarters on campus.
The EC has approved waiving 70% of license fees for all stores assigned to JNU on campus that have been closed during the COVID-19 lockdown. He also endorsed the recommendations of the Health Infrastructure and Services Review Committee to streamline the health facilities available at the university, which is also a long-standing request from the university community.
On the academic side, the EC decided to create an office of international affairs for the internationalization of the university as planned in the national policy of education 2020, on the programs of joint degrees / twinnings, the opening of offshore campuses , etc.
“A decision has also been made to grant female MPhil/PhD scholarship holders maternity and childcare leave for up to 240 days,” the university said.
The council approved the sending of the draft rules for the recruitment of cadres of non-teaching and non-professional staff of the university to the Ministry of Education to start the process of filling more than 700 vacancies, according to the statement.