While financial outgo was seen as the primary reason behind the previous directive, authorities now believe regular hiring against existing posts should continue
NEW DELHI : The Union ministry of human resource development (HRD) has allowed central universities to resume hiring, just weeks after directing them to suspend recruitment drives.
The primary reason behind the suspension of recruitment was financial outgo. However, authorities believe regular hiring against existing posts in central universities should continue, particularly at a time Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed on education reform and against the backdrop of the need to effectively implement the new National Education Policy (NEP).
Some vice-chancellors also wanted to fill up vacancies, according to an official document seen by Mint, and a government official who spoke requesting anonymity.
“The decision has been reviewed on the basis of the representation from vice-chancellors and it has now been decided to allow the recruitment process to continue,” said a HRD ministry communication to vice-chancellors.