The way has been cleared for the 2400 vacant posts of lecturers in the State Polytechnic Institutes operated under the Department of Technical Education. Recruitment was put on hold from the year 2018 due to non-formulation of new service rules as per the standards of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
Now this technical hurdle has been removed after the service manual has got the approval of the cabinet. At present there are 150 government polytechnic institutes in the state. In these, recruitment to the posts of lecturer is done through the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission. A total of 3600 posts of lecturers are sanctioned in Polytechnic, whereas at present only about 1200 are working. The requisition for vacant posts is sent to the commission through the Directorate of Technical Education. Changes have also been made in the qualification and pay scale of the posts in the new service rules made according to the Regulation-2010 of AICTE. The government had accepted the Regulation-2010 of AICTE by issuing a mandate on May 3, 2018, but according to it it took three years to make the rules. In the new rules, the pay scale of the posts has been increased. Also, provisions have been made for additional benefits on specific qualifications.
Now there will be a three-tier educational structure
In the new rules framed according to AICTE, a three-tier structure has been implemented in the educational cadre in polytechnic institutions. Under this, now only the posts of lecturer, head of department and principal will be there. Earlier a four-tier structure was in place, in which there was a post of senior lecturer after the lecturer. Now the Senior Lecturer has been terminated. In the lecturer designation itself, now there will be three opportunities for promotion on the basis of pay scale. It will be called Lecturer (Senior Scale), Lecturer (Selection Grade-1) and Lecturer (Selection Grade-2). After this there will be the post of Head of Department and Principal. Selection will be done only by direct recruitment to the post of Head of Department, while there will be a provision of direct recruitment along with promotion to the post of Principal.