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University Grants Commission (UGC) directs universities to postpone faculty-hiring

New Delhi, July 19: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday asked universities to postpone their teacher recruitment process till further order comes in the matter of faculty-recruitment mode pending in the Supreme Court. The Commission issued the order after receiving direction from the Central government, which, writing to it on Wednesday, had asked it to convey the order to universities. “As you are aware, the SLPs have been filed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the UGC in the case … in Supreme Court and same are slated for hearing tentatively on August 13, 2018. Upholding the Allahabad High Court verdict, the apex court had in March this year stipulated to the institutions to consider department as a unit while hiring the faculty members, instead of a university as a unit in the mode before the verdict. (IANS)

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