26. Board and Committees
The Court, the Executive Council, the Academic Council or any Faculty may appoint boards or committees consisting of members of the authority making such appointment and such other persons (if any as that authority in each case may think fit) and any such board or committee may deal with any subject assigned to it subject to subsequent confirmation by the authority which appointed it.
27. Selection Committees
(1) (a) There shall be Selection Committee for making recommendations to the Executive Council for appointment to the posts of Professors, Readers, Lecturers, Registrar, Controller of Examinations, Librarian and such other posts as are declared teaching posts by the Academic Council.
(b) Every Selection Committee shall consist of the Vice-Chancellor who shall be the Chairman thereof and a person nominated by the Visitor, and, in addition, the Selection Committee for making recommendations for appointment to a post specified in column (1) of the Table below shall have as its members the persons specified in the corresponding entry in column (2) of the said Table .
(1) The Dean of the Faculty concerned, provided he is a Professor, except in cases where they are applicants or when the post held by them is being filled up.
(2) The Head of the Deptt. concerned, provided he is a Professor, except in cases where they are applicants or when the post held by them is being filled up.
(3) Not less than three persons not being in the service of the University or member of the Executive Council who have special knowledge of the subject with which the person to be appointed will be concerned, to be nominated by the Executive Council.
Lecturer and Teaching post
| (1) The Dean of the Faculty concerned ;
(2) The Head of the Department concerned
|Registrar/Controllerof Examinations||Three Members of the Executive Council nominated by it.|
|Librarian||Not less than three persons not being in the service of the University or members of the Executive Council who have special knowledge of the subject of Library Science to be nominated by the Executive Council.|
|Professors, Readers and Lectures and other teaching post
in the Institute of
Technology, Institute of Medical Sciences and the Institute of Agricultural Sciences
The Director of the concerned Institute will also be a member of the Selection Committee constituted as above for the respective post.
|Professor, Readers and Lecturers and other teaching post Mahila Mahavidyalaya||Principal, Mahila Mahavidyalaya.will also be a member of the Selection Committee, constituted
in as above for the posts of Mahila Mahavidyalaya.
|Professors, Readers and Lecturers in the Centre of Advanced Study/ Departments, selected for Special Assistance Programme /Schools.||Programme Co-ordinator of the concerned Departments (CAS/SAP and Schools) will also be a member of the Selection Committee.|
(c) Provided that the meetings of the Selection Committee shall be fixed only after prior consultation with and subject to the convenience of the Visitor's nominee and the persons nominated by the Executive Council under Clause (b) above
Provided further that the proceedings of the Selection Committee shall not be valid unless :-
(i) Where the number of Visitor's nominee and the persons nominated by the Executive Council is four in all, at least three of them attend the meeting ;and
(ii) Where the number of Visitor's nominee and the persons nominated by the Executive Council is three in all, at least two of them attend the meeting.
(d) Notwithstanding the provision under Statute 27(1)(a) the Executive Council may constitute a Special Committee to suggest names of persons of high academic distinction, eminence and professional attainments for filling in special Chairs of Professors.
(2) The procedure to be followed by a Selection Committee in making recommendations shall be laid down in the Ordinances.
(3) If the Executive Council is unable to except any recommendation made by the Selection Committee, it shall record its reasons and submit the case to the Visitor for orders.
28. Elected Chairman to preside where no provision made in Statute Where, by these Statutes, no provision is made for the President or Chairman to preside over a meeting of any University authority, board or committee or when the President or Chairman so provided for is absent, the members present shall elect one among themselves to preside at the meeting.
29. Re-appointment and re-election
Save as otherwise provided in the Act, these Statutes or the Ordinances, every officer of the University and every member of any University authority whose term of office or of membership has expired shall be eligible for reappointment or re-election, as the case may be.
(1) Any member other than an ex-officio member of the Court, the Executive Council, the Academic Council or any other University authority may resign his membership by letter addressed to the Registrar, and the resignation shall take effect as soon as such letter is received by the Registrar.
(2) An Officer of the University (whether salaried or otherwise), may resign his office by letter addressed to the Registrar :
Provided that such resignation shall take effect only on the date from which the same is accepted by the authority competent to appoint such officer.
31. Removal of Teachers
(a) Where there is an allegation of misconduct against a teacher, the Vice-Chancellor may, if he thinks fit, by order in writing, place the teacher under suspension and shall forthwith report to the Executive Council the circumstances in which the order was made :
Provided that the Executive Council may, if it is of the opinion, that the circumstances of the case do not warrant the suspension of the teacher, revoke that order.
(b) Notwithstanding anything contained in the terms of his contract of service or of his appointment, the Executive Council shall be entitled to remove a teacher on the ground of misconduct.
(c) Save as aforesaid, the Executive Council shall not be entitled to remove a teacher except for good cause and after giving three months' notice in writing or payment of three months' salary in lieu of notice.
(d) No teacher shall be removed under clause (b) or under clause (c) until he has been given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the action proposed to be taken in regard to him.
(e) The removal of a teacher shall require a two-thirds majority of the members of the Executive Council present and voting.
(f) The removal of a teacher shall take effect from the date on which the order of removal is made :
Provided that where a teacher is under suspension at the time of his removal, the removal shall take effect on the date on which he was placed under suspension.
(g) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Statutes, the employees of the University, being a teacher shall be entitled to resign :
(i) in the case of the permanent teacher only after giving three months' notice in writing to the appointing authority or paying to the University three months' salary in lieu thereof.
(ii) in any other case, only after giving one months' notice in writing to the appointing authority or paying to the University one months' salary in lieu thereof.
32. Removal of employees other than teachers
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the terms of his contract of service or of his appointment, an employee of the University, other than a teacher, may be removed by the authority which is competent to appoint the employee-
(a) if he is of unsound mind or is a deaf-mute or suffers from contagious leprosy ;
(b) if he is an undischarged insolvent ;
(c) if he has been convicted by a court of law of an offence involving moral turpitude and sentenced in respect thereof to imprisonment for not less than six months ;
(d) if he is otherwise guilty of misconduct ;
Provided that no officer of the University shall be removed from his office unless a resolution to that effect is passed by the Executive Council by a majority of two-thirds of its members present and voting.
(2) No such employee shall be removed under clause (1) until he has been given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the action proposed to be taken in regard to him.
(3) Where the removal of such employee is for a reason other than that specified in sub-clause (c) or sub-clause (d) of clause (1), he shall be given three months' notice in writing or paid three months' salary in lieu of notice.
(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Statutes, an employee of the University, not being a teacher, shall be entitled to resign -
(i) in the case of the permanent employee, only after giving three months' notice in writing to the appointing authority or paying to the University three months' salary in lieu thereof ;
(ii) in any other case, only after giving one months' notice in writing to the appointing authority or paying to the University one month's salary in lieu thereof.
(1) Whenever, in accordance with these Statutes, any person is to hold any office or be a member of any authority of the University by rotation according to seniority, such seniority as between two persons holding permanent posts of similar rank or grade shall be determined in accordance with the length of continuous permanent service in such rank or grade and in the case of two persons in temporary service in similar rank or grade, seniority shall be determined in accordance with the length of continuous temporary service in such rank or grade; between a permanent employee and a temporary employee in the same rank or grade the permanent employee shall be senior.
(2) It shall be the duty of the Registrar to prepare and maintain in respect of each class of persons to whom the provisions of this Statute apply, a complete and up-to-date seniority list in accordance with the provisions of the foregoing clause.
(3) If two or more persons have equal length of continuous service in a particular grade or post, or the relative seniority of any person or persons is otherwise in doubt, the Registrar may, on his own motion, and shall, at the request of any such person, submit the matter to the Executive Council whose decision thereon shall be final.
34. Tenure of office
Notwithstanding anything contained in these Statutes, a person who holds any office in the University or is a member of any authority or board or committee of the University in his capacity as a member of any other authority or board or committee, or as the holder of any appointment shall hold the office or be a member of the authority or board or committee of the University so long only as he continues to be a member of that other authority or board or committee, or the holder of that particular appointment, as the case may be.
35. Filling of casual vacancies
All casual vacancies in the office of member (other than an ex-officio member) of any authority or board or committee of the University shall be filled, as soon as conveniently may be, by the officer or authority or board or committee who has power to appoint, elect or co-opt the member whose place has become vacant, and the person so appointed, elected or co-opted in a casual vacancy shall be a member of such authority or board or committee for the residue of the term for which the person whose place he fills would have been a member.
36. Admission of Colleges, etc. to the privileges of the University
(1) Colleges and other institutions within a radius of fifteen miles from the main temple of the University may be admitted to such privileges of the University as the Executive Council may decide on the following conditions, namely :-
(i) every such college or institution shall have a Managing Body constituted in accordance with the rules relating to the society or association establishing the college or institution consisting of -
(a) two persons nominated by the University ;
(b) the Principal ;
(c) two teachers to be nominated in accordance with the Ordinances ;
(d) such number of other persons as may be specified in the rules ;
Provided that the previous approval of the Executive Council is obtained for the appointment of every such other person ;
(ii) every such college or institution shall satisfy the Executive Council on the following points -
(a) the suitability and adequacy of its accommodation and equipment for teaching,
(b) the qualifications and adequacy of its teaching staff and the conditions of their service,
(c) the arrangements for the residence, welfare, discipline and supervision of its students, and,
(d) such other matters as are essential for the maintenance of the standards of University education; and
(iii) no college or institution shall be admitted to any privileges of the University except on the recommendation of the Academic Council made after considering the report of a Committee of Inspection appointed for the purpose, by the Academic Council.
(2) Every appointment of a teacher in such college or institution shall be made on the recommendation of a Selection Committee which shall consist of -
(a) the Principal, unless the post to be filled is that of the Principal ;
(b) one representative of the University nominated by the Executive Council ;
(c) two persons nominated by the Managing Body ;
(d) two persons not connected with the college or institution who have special knowledge of the subject with which the person to be appointed will be concerned to be nominated by the Executive Council.
(3) Every such college or institution shall be inspected at least once every year by a Committee appointed by the Academic Council, and the report of that Committee shall be submitted to the Academic Council which shall forward the same to the Executive Council with such recommendation as it may deem fit to make. The Executive Council, after considering the report and the recommendations, if any, of the Academic Council, shall forward a copy of the report to the Managing Body of the college or institution with such remarks, if any, as it may deem fit, for suitable action.
(4) The Executive Council may, after consulting the Academic Council, withdraw any privileges granted to a college or institution if at any time it considers that the college or institution is not fulfilling the requisite conditions :
Provided that no such privileges shall be withdrawn until the Managing Body of the college or the institution, as the case may be, has been given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the action proposed to be taken in regard to the college or the institution.
(5) Subject to the conditions set forth above, the Ordinances may prescribe any other conditions which may be considered necessary and also the procedure for the admission on colleges and institutions to the privileges of the University and for the withdrawal of those privileges.
37. Registered graduates
(1) Every graduate of the University of not less than three years' standing shall be entitled to be registered and to have his name entered in the Register of Registered Graduates, the period of three years being computed from the date of conferment of the first degree by the University on the person concerned.
(2) Every person who intends to become a registered graduate shall make an application to the Registrar in such form and on payment of such fee as may be prescribed by the Ordinances.
(3) If any question arises as to whether a person is entitled to have his name entered in the Register of Registered Graduates, it shall be decided by the Vice-Chancellor whose decision thereon shall be final.
(4) The names of all graduates which have been entered in the Register of Registered Graduates immediately before the commencement of the Banaras Hindu University (Amendment) Act, 1966 shall be included in the register of registered graduates maintained under this Statute.
(5) No registered graduate shall be entitled to vote at, or stand as candidate, for , an election to the Court from among the registered graduates unless his name has been entered in the Register of Registered Graduates for at least one year prior to the date of the election.
38. Registered donors
(1) Every person who has made a donation of one thousand rupees or more or has transferred property of the like value to the University shall be entitled to be registered and to have his name entered in the register of registered donors.
(2) The names of all donors who have made such donation or have transferred such property immediately before the commencement of the Banaras Hindu University (Amendment) Act, 1966 shall be included in the register of registered donors maintained under this Statute.
39. Honorary Degrees
(1) The Degree of Doctor of Letters (D. Litt.), or Mahamahopadhyaya, Honoris Causa, shall be conferred upon such persons as have contributed substantially to the advancement of Literature, Philosophy, Art, Music, Painting or any other subject assigned to the Faculty of Arts, or for conspicuous service rendered by them to the cause of education.
(2) The Degree of Doctor of Science (D. Sc.) Honoris Causa shall be conferred upon such persons as have branch of science or technology or to planning, organising or developing scientific and technological institutions, in the country.
(3) The Degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) Honoris Causa shall be conferred upon persons, who are distinguished lawyers, judges or jurists, statesmen or have made noteworthy contribution to public good.
40. Emeritus Professor and Visiting Professor
(1) A retired Professor of the University having an authoritative standing in the field and whose long and distinguished services has added-lustre to the University may, on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor, be selected by the Executive Council for conferment of status and appointment as 'Professor Emeritus'. The terms, conditions and the procedure of selection etc. shall be as provided in Ordinances.
(2) A scholar of eminence who has acquired distinction in the field of scholarship and research and has published any work of merit may, on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor supported with reasons, be invited by the Academic Council to deliver lectures in the University for a specified period on such terms as may be prescribed by the Ordinances.
41. Provision for maintenance of Central Hindu School
(1) The Executive Council shall make provision for the maintenance of the Central Hindu School and other schools which have been established in accordance with the Act, these Statutes or the Regulations.
(2) The management of such schools shall be in accordance with the Ordinances made in this behalf.
42. Properties of the schools to be properties of the University
The schools referred to in Statute 41 and all their buildings, properties, furniture, apparatus, and books and accounts shall be the property of the University.
43. Subscription by employees
Every employee of the University appointed permanently or on probation to a substantive post on or before 31-3-1964, unless he opts for the "Central Universities-Retirement Benefit Rules 1967 as may be approved by the Central Government, shall as a condition of his service subscribe to the provident fund eight and one-third percent of his salary ; such subscription shall be deducted from his salary every month, fraction of a rupee of the salary being omitted. An employee joining University on or after 1-4-64 shall be governed by the Central Universities Retirement Benefit Rules 1967 as approved by the Central Government provided that any amendments to the Central Government Rules relating to General Provident Fund, Contributory Provident Fund, Pension, Gratuity, etc. shall be deemed to be the amendments of the relevant provisions of the Central Universities Retirement Benefit Rules 1967 with effect from the date such amendments are brought into force by the Central Government."
44. Contribution by the University
(1) The University shall contribute to the Fund a sum equal to such percentage of the salary of each employee as may be approved by the Central Government.
(2) Such contribution shall be credited to the account of the employee concerned and charged to the University accounts under the head "Provident Fund".
Provided that in the case of a person appointed on probation such contribution shall be added to the Fund only on his confirmation credit being given from the date on which the subscription was deducted each time from his salary.
45. The amount of the deduction made from the salary of an employee under Statute 43 and the amount of the contribution made by the University under statute 44 shall be deposited in the Post Office Savings Bank or in the State Bank as the Executive Council may direct, in the name of the Fund as early as practicable or at any rate within three days of the date on which the payment of the salary is made.
46. Investment in securities
(1) The amount accruing to the Provident Fund shall be invested in the form of Term Deposit Receipts of a nationalised bank or banks as may be approved from time to time by the Executive Council or invested in the form of securities covered by section 20 of the Indian Trust Act of 1982.
(2) The University may, from time to time, take such loans as may be considered expedient and as the Executive Council may determine from the Provident Fund for construction of Staff quarters and refund the loans along with interest in such suitable instalments as may be fixed to the Provident Fund from the grants to be paid by the University Grants Commission for the purpose.
(3) All interest or profit realized from the securities or from any deposit or account arising out of the Fund, shall, after deducting, the incidental expenses of investment or realization, be credited to the Provident Fund account to be distributed rateably in the account of each subscriber.
47. Payment of insurance premia
(1) On a written application from a subscriber to the Provident Fund and with the approval of the Executive Council, the University may allow premia on the Life Insurance policy of the subscriber to be paid out of the subscriber's share in his Provident Fund.
(2) In all such cases, the Life Insurance policy for which the premia are so paid shall be assigned in favour of the University and the policy shall, on the retirement of the subscriber from the service of the University, be re-assigned to him by the University. In case of maturity of the policy during the service of the subscriber in the University, the full amount of the policy shall be credited to the Provident Fund of the subscriber and in the case of the death of the subscriber during the service, the full amount of the policy shall be paid to the legal representative of the deceased, entitled to the Provident Fund.
48. Amount when payable
The amount at the credit of any subscriber shall be payable :-
(a) on the death of the subscriber, to the person or persons nominated by him or, when no such nomination is made, to his legal heir or heirs;
(b) on his ceasing to be in the service of the University, to such subscriber, provided -
(i) that no subscriber who has been dismissed for what is considered by the Executive Council as gross misconduct, shall, if the Executive Council so directs, be entitled to the benefit or to receive any part of any sum at any time contributed by the University to the Fund or the interest or profit thereon ;
(ii) that if any subscriber resigns his appointment before putting in five years' service, the University may withhold the contribution allotted to him, together with the interest thereon, and pay to the subscriber only the balance at his credit without such contribution or the interest on or profit from such contribution.
49. Recovery of loss or damage
The University shall not be entitled to recover from the amount to the credit of any subscriber on account of subscriptions made by him thereto (including interest on or profit from such subscriptions), any sum on account of any loss or damage sustained by the University through the misconduct or negligence of the subscriber or any other sum due to the University from him; any such loss or damage sustained by the University or other liability incurred by the subscriber to the University, shall, however, be recoverable from the contribution made by the University to his account including interest or profit thereon.
50. Lapse of witheld contribution
Any contribution and interest or profit, withheld under these Statutes, shall lapse to the University.
(1) In case of urgent necessity, which in the opinion of the Executive Council justifies the course the University may allow a subscriber an advance of a sum, not exceeding his salary for three months out of the amount subscribed by him with interest thereon (excluding the contribution of the University, and the interest or profit thereon).
(2) The advance shall be recovered in such number of monthly instalments, not exceeding twenty-four as the Executive Council may fix, and shall be recovered by deduction from the salary payable by the University to such subscriber ; the amount of such instalments shall be fixed in whole rupees, and the deductions shall commence from the first payment of a full month's salary, after such advance has been made, and the last instalment shall cover the entire balance then due.
(3) Notwithstanding anything in clause (1), if an advance is required for the purpose of building or purchasing a house, the maximum limit of the advance may be equal to twelve months' salary of the subscriber out of his subscription to the Fund, to be repaid in such number of instalments, not exceeding forty-eight, as the Executive Council may determine.
(4) A subscriber may at his option pay at any time any additional sum above the amount fixed.
(5) No subsequent advance shall ordinarily be made until the lapse of three months from the date when the previous advances has been fully repaid.
52. Subscription during leave
An employee, who is on leave on full pay, shall continue to subscribe to the Provident Fund and may do so at his option, if he is on leave on less than full pay.
53. Annual statement account
A separate account in Form A (Appendix-1) shall be kept in the office of the University on account of every employee subscribing to the Provident Fund, and a copy of the account shall be furnished to every such employee at the end of each financial year and on his ceasing to be an employee.
54.(1) Accounts credited or debited to the Provident Fund shall on the same day be posted to the Provident Fund Ledger in Form B given at Appendix-2. The figures for column 6 in the ledger will be calculated yearly as also the net balance of each account entered in column 7 and 10.
(2) No valuntary deposits from employees shall be credited to the Provident Fund.
55. Closing of account
If a subscriber dies or his services otherwise terminate, his account shall be closed, and the sum due to him shall cease to bear interest or carry any profit after the expiry of the month in which his death or the termination of his services occurs.
56. Transfer to deposit account
When an account is closed, any sum remaining unclaimed shall be removed from the Provident Fund Ledger and transferred to a deposit account at the end of the year and be dealt with like any ordinary deposit.
(1) Every subscriber shall be required to sign a written declaration that he has read these Statutes and he agrees to abide by them and hand over for registration in the University Office the name of the person to whom he wishes the balance at his credit to be paid in the event of his death.
(2) When nominating more than one person, he may state the proportion in which the said balance may be paid to each of them respectively. In case the nominee or any of the nominees is a minor, he should state the state of birth of the minor nominee ; and the payment shall be made to the next friend of the nominee or the guardian who may be authorised by law to receive payment on his behalf while he is a minor.
(3) The subscriber may, from time to time, add to or change his nominee or nominees and the proportion in which the balance at credit is to be distributed, by written application to the University.
(4) A register of nominees shall be kept in the University Office in Form C given at appendix-3.
58. Employees who are not eligible
Notwithstanding anything contained in these Statutes, no employee of the University shall be entitled to the benefit of the Provident Fund if he is otherwise entitled to a pension or the University contributes towards his pension and leave allowance or he has been appointed by the University on a consolidated salary on special terms.
Where any employee of the University has been in continuous service, whether before or after the commencement of the Banaras Hindu University (Amendment) Act, 1966, for not less than ten years, and :-
(i) he retires from service on account of incapacity ; or
(ii) he dies while in service ;
the employee or, in the case of his death, the dependent members of his family, shall be paid, on such retirement or death, by the University such gratuity as the Executive Council may determine in the circumstances of each case, the amount of gratuity being calculated at a rate not exceeding one-half month's salary last drawn by the employee for every completed year of service or any part thereof in excess of six months :
Provided that in no case the total amount of gratuity so determined shall exceed fifteen month's salary last drawn by the employee.
60. Maintenance of discipline among students of the University
(1) All powers relating to discipline and disciplinary action in relation to students shall vest in the Vice-Chancellor.
(2) The Vice-Chancellor may delegate all or such of his powers as he deems proper to the Chief Proctor and to such other persons as he may specify in this behalf.
(3) Without prejudice to the generality of his powers relating to the maintenance of discipline and taking such action in the interest of maintaining discipline as may seem to him appropriate, the Vice-Chancellor, may in the exercise of his powers aforesaid, order or direct that any student or students be expelled, or be, for a stated period, rusticated, or be not, for a stated period admitted to a course or courses of study in a College, Department or Institution of the University, or be fined in a sum of rupees that may be specified, or be debarred from taking a University or College or Departmental Examination or Examinations for one or more years, or that the results of student or students concerned in the Examination or Examinations in which he or they have appeared be cancelled.
(4) The Director of the Institute of Technology, the Director of the Institute of Medical Sciences, the Director of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, the Principals of Colleges, Heads of Special Centres, Deans of Faculties and Heads of Teaching Departments in the University shall have the authority to exercise all such disciplinary powers over the students in their respective Colleges, special Centres, Institutions, Faculties and Teaching Departments in the University as may be necessary for the proper conduct of the Institutions Special Centres and teaching in the concerned Departments.
(5) Without prejudice to the powers of the Vice-Chancellor and the Chief Proctor as aforesaid, detailed rules of discipline and proper conduct shall be framed. The Principals of Colleges, Heads of Special Centres, Deans of Faculties and Heads of Teaching Departments in the University may frame such supplementary rules, as they deem necessary for the aforesaid purposes. Every student shall provide himself with a copy of these rules.
(6) At the time of the admission, every student shall be required to sign a declaration that on admission he submits himself to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Vice-Chancellor and the several authorities of the University who may be vested with the authority to exercise discipline under the Act, the Statutes, the Ordinances and the Rules that have been framed thereunder by the University.
[See Statutes 25(1)
LIST OF DEPARTMENTS IN BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Science
|Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Law
Department of Law
|Faculty of Engineering and Technology
Department of -
|Faculty of Medicine
Departments of :-
Faculty of Ayurveda
Faculty of Performing Arts
Faculty of Visual Arts
Faculty of Agriculture
Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan Sankaya
Faculty of Education
Department of Education
Faculty of of Management Studies.
Department of Management Studies
Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies
Department of Commerce
School of Computer Science & Engineering
Constitution of Faculties
*Vide Govt. of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development letter No. F. 1-91/87-Desk (U) dated 1st August, 1989.