SKUAST-TAJ visits MRC Udhampur

SKUAST-Teaching Association Jammu (SKUAST-TAJ) along with its president Dr Vikas Sharma visited Maize Research Center (MRC), Udhampur to discuss the grievances of scientific staff of the station. Dr RS Sudan, in charge of MRC Udhampur apprised the TAJ president about different problems being faced at the station. He informed that a complete fencing has not been given to the station even after repeated requests to the authorities till date in spite of its primary requirement to avoid trespassing and losses to the crops. He also requested for the provision of additional funds from the Varsity for the up keeping and watch / ward of the station keeping in
view the restricted budget
of the scheme. Dr Akhil Verma applauded the efforts of SKUAST-TAJ for the upliftment of outstations. The scientific staff of the station requested the TAJ president for timely release of their due arrears and transfers of over stayed staff. Non-teaching staff of the Maize Research Station also apprised Dr Vikas about their problems especially the delay in the clearance of bills from the head quarter at Chatha. They informed that there is a need to streamline the functioning of the Accounts Section so that the work could not suffer at outstations.
Dr Vikas Sharma informed the house that teaching association of SKUAST-J is working for the welfare of scientific
fraternity and overall development of the University. He assured the participants that their professional interests will not be ignored and their grievances will be taken up with the competent authority for immediate action.
The team of scientists who
visited the station included Joint Secretary TAJ Dr PK Rai, Executive Member
Main Campus Chatha Dr Anil Bhat and Incharge RHRSS Bhaderwah Dr Mahital Jamwal. Non teaching staff of the station who participated
in the meeting included
Nisar Ahmad Dar (TA), Munshi Ram (FCLA), Prem Nath (FCLA) and Shivani
Sharma (ACT).

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