The spouses and immediate dependents of the teachers as well as non-teaching staff of universities and government higher educational institutions in Indore —who lost their lives battling COVID — will be offered jobs on compassionate ground. Instructions have been issued by the Directorate of Higher Education (DHE) to speed up the process of appointment. More than 900 employees of government and private higher educational institutions (HEIs) of Indore division have tested positive till date.
Work is already underway to collect all the required information and verify the same as per the standard procedure. The documents the DHE will procure include Covid-19 positive reports, hospital admission-related papers, undertaking affidavit from the family members of those who were infected and were being treated at home, and so on. About 19 teaching and non-teaching staff from across 40 government colleges in Indore died due to COVID-19, while 292 had tested positive.
About 176 people associated with 11 government colleges tested positive, with eight succumbing to the disease — four professors, two guest faculty members, three grade III and one grade IV employee.
Information is being collected from all the government colleges of Indore district, including Govt Holkar Science C College, Atal Bihari Bajpai Government Arts and Commerce College(GACC), New Science College, Government Law College, Mata Jijabai Govt Girls PG College (Old GDC), New GDC College, Government College Rau, Bherulal Patidar Government College, Sanwer Government College, and Sanskrit College.
Twelve deaths were reported from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) alone —3 teaching faculty and 9 non-teaching staff — where 140 had tested positive.
A committee has already been set up at the University to undertake the process of compassionate appointment.