2. Senior Management Group (SMG)
2.1. The SMG comprise the VC, DVC, Pro -VCs, Deans, Registrar, and Directors of Finance, HR, ICT, TVET, Properties & facilities, and Development & Planning
2.2. The Council determines the remuneration for the VC, DVC and PVCs, while the Appointments Committee determines the remunerations for the Deans, Directors and Registrar. The base salaries of the VC, DVC, PVCs and Deans are established by placing the holder of the position in the academic rank on the basis of his/her CV, and adding loadings as determined by the respective appointing authorities.
According to our sources, for VC, first his placement in the academic stream is to be determined. Then, with reference to FNU VC 100% pay point, his salary at that rank is determined. Then, third, a % loading is added to that pay.
The % loading is determined by "the respective authority". In the case of VC, the appointing authority is the FNU COUNCIL.
So the COUNCIL would have determined the % loading. If it hasn't, then, it as a body, and members individually, have failed in a statutory duty, which is liable to prosecution.
Now: Did the current salary placement follow this process? If not, then, there is a serious criminal issue here. The same goes for the SMG positions.
Our sources state that they understand the predicament of staff who are on COUNCIL and on CONTRACTS. That is why, according to our sources, the former Vice-Chancellor GANESH CHAND had ensured that the term of contract was increased to 5 (five) years. This was the first step, at least, in a full tenure for a certain % of teaching staff, at least.
We have been informed that even the five years is now reduced to three years. "One must never hold 'job' as a ransom over an academic's work; academic freedom requires that the academic never has to worry about the security of his employment.," the sources told Fijileaks.