Trichy: As part of administrative reshuffle to improve efficiency at Bharathidasan University, inter-departmental transfer orders have been issued to 71 non-teaching staff, ranging from assistant registrar to office assistants, who have been working in the same department for over 15 years. The orders were issued by registrar Gopinath Ganapathy.
More transfers are expected in the coming days. There are about 400 non-teaching staff on regular rolls and 70 on consolidated rolls to look after the university administration. Such a large scale shuffle is perhaps happening for the first time, according to university insiders who say that it may affect normal functioning of the university.
Saying that administrative restructuring is essential for smooth functioning of the university, vice-chancellor P Manisankar said, “Many of the staff confine themselves to a certain section of a department for over years together which make them unaware of workings in other departments.
” He said that the staff were already informed about the transfer and the university was waiting for the NAAC assessment to get over. “It is only the first phase of transfer and we will be transferring more in the coming days,” he said. Ruling out any possible delay in the ongoing admission process due to the transfers, he said that admissions were being carried out by each department separately mostly involving the faculty members. “It will not affect the admission in any way,” he said.
Sources from the university said that the analysis of NAAC results by the university highlighted poor scores in administration which has prompted the vice-chancellor to introduce such reforms. However, the move is most likely to be resisted by staff who are seeking a roll back of the transfers.