Jammu, July 13: Almost forty percent posts of teaching staff are lying vacant in Central University of Jammu(CUJ), the information in this regard has been shared by the Central Public Information Officers of the University with RTI Activist Raman Sharma in reply to his online application under Right to Information Act.
In response to the query related to status of teaching staff in the university, the Public Information Officer(PIO) in his reply dated 12/07/2023 has informed that sanctioned strength of teaching positions in the university is 178 and present strength of the teaching staff is 107. The RTI reply also confirms that 71 posts of teaching staff are lying vacant in the university as on date.
While giving detail about the detail of non-teaching staff in the University, the reply states that sanctioned strength of non teaching positions in the university is 119, out of which 32 posts are lying vacant. The university has skipped the query related to detail of temporary non-teaching staff there and simply stated “no such information available”.
With regard to query about the enrolled strength of the students, the reply served by the PIO to Information seeker Raman Sharma informs that total 2354 students are enrolled as on date in the university which includes 308-SC, 115- ST, 458-OBC, 01-PWD and 120-EWS students . The PIO has also preferred not to reply directly to the query related to total intake capacity of the Central University of Jammu for Students in different courses and departments and instead mentioned university website and prospectus 2023-24. RTI Activist also informed that similar RTI application has also been submitted with Central University of Kashmir and their reply is awaited.