Thiruvalluvar University has initiated steps to regularise 97 temporary non-teaching staff as per the norms laid down by the university, vice-chancellor Dr P Gunasekaran said.
Responding to the agitation by the temporary non-teaching staff under the aegis of the Thiruvalluvar University Employees Union on Wednesday, he said the university had been working with minimum number of permanent non-teaching staff and a large number of temporary staff were put on work during various periods on consolidated salary. He said he had brought up the matter in the finance committee meetings.
Further,Gunasekaran said a detailed proposal was prepared about the non-teaching employees required at various levels of the administration. The draft proposal was pending before the finance committee and he hoped it would be finalised by the committee soon.
Subsequently, the proposal would have to be approved by the syndicate of the university. Once this is done, the process of recruitment of the non-teaching staff would begin, he said.