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DU introduces system for faculty members to update personal/professional details regularly

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The University has introduced a new system for its members to manage their personal and professional information and update it on a periodic basis, an said.

However, some professors have written to DU's objecting to the administration asking teachers to provide Aadhaar details and other personal information in the application for the system called 'University Information Management System'.

According to a DU official, the system is being implemented to bring uniformity in the format of members' bio-data uploaded on the website.

"Department heads and members have been given an OTP to login to the system and upload their details. This will be a flexible system as they will be able to update their profile on a regular basis and will not have wait to update the database annually," the said.

For instance, if a has finished some research paper or completed an additional course, they would be able to update the details as soon as they do it and not wait for the year to end to update it.

These details will be uploaded on the website, he said, adding Thursday was the last day to upload details.

He said it is not binding on the faculty members to upload their Aadhaar details and they can skip that option.

Some members of the have written a letter to demanding withdrawal of the letter sent to departments asking them to upload details.

"When the teachers have been submitting their performance appraisal along with the list of publications annually, then what is the rationale behind asking on every three months basis? Will the university ask for such information on a monthly or daily basis?

"The teachers have already submitted PAN card and other personal documents to the branches concerned and should not be directed to submit them again and again," read a letter from member

Many other professors are opposed to the idea of submitting Aadhaar card details, which they feel is a violation of the verdict and an invasion of their privacy.

The had last month declared the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid but struck down some of its provisions including its linking with bank accounts, and school admissions.

The time table of the teachers has already been furnished for the university's website, the letter said.

"The provides for periodicity for the submission for student attendance, then what is the need for asking the number of classes taken in a specified period? It clearly shows the intent of suspicion of the administration towards the teachers," the letter said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 23:00 IST