While it was mandatory for any organisation with over 30 employees to have employee provident fund but Bharathidasan University administration had failed to do implement it all these years. Hence now, Bharathidasan University has decided to implement provisions of the employees provident fund act for guest faculty recruited on temporary basis in its constituent and model colleges. Close to 400 temporary teaching faculty apart from several non-teaching staff who were so far only getting consolidated pay will benefit from the move.
The move has been termed landmark by the guest faculty members as many among them have been working for over 12 years now. The move is also seen as recognition for temporary faculty seeking permanent employment later. Guest faculty members are recruited every year, for a period of one year, by the university to its constituent college based on the requirements and relieved during the summer vacation. This practice is to ensure that the guest faculty working in these colleges for over a decade do not approach the court seeking permanent employment.