STATUTE No. 16
SENIORITY OF TEACHERS OF THE UNVERSITY.
(Refer Section 35 (O))
For the purpose of the Adhiniyam the statute and the Ordinances the seniority of teachers
(a) the teaching
Departments, Schools of studies and Colleges maintained by the University and,
(b) the colleges
affiliated to the University shall be respectively in order cadres in group A and B below:
GROUP ' A'
(c) Lecturer *
(a) College Professor
(b) Full time and salaried Principal other than College Professor.
(d) Assistant Professor
(e) Lecturer *
shall mean service in a Teaching Department, School of Studies of College maintained by or
the University and/or in a Teaching Department. School of Studies or College maintained by
or affiliated to
other university established under any Central or State Act.
(iii) If a teacher who holds
a permanent post in the University or a College is on Leave or deputation he shall be
to be in continuous service in his post during the period of such leave not exceeding six
months on any
whatsoever and during the period of such leave or deputation not exceeding three years for
(iv) The inter-se-seniority of
full time salaried principals other than College Professors shall be determined in
with the provisions of the Statute relating to the seniority of Principals.
2. The seniority of a Professor, College Professor,
Reader, Reader in College, Assistant Professor or Lecturer shall
be determined in accordance
with the length of continuous service of such person in the cadre concerned taken
together with the length of
continuous service in a cadre is equivalent to or superior to the cadre concerned.
* In accordance with sub - section (3) of section 63
Assistant Professors in Teaching Department / School of Studies,
Colleges maintained by the university rank as Lecturers..
Provided that where a principal is included in the cadre of College Professor in
accordance with the
Provisions of sub-section (4) of section 63 of the Adhiniyam, his seniority as
College Professor shall be determined in
accordance with -
(a) The length of continuous service as such Principal if
he was not a College professor prior to his appointment as
(b) The length of total service as a College Professor and
such principal thereafter if the Principal was a College
Professor prior to his
appointment as such principal.
N.B.: - For the purpose of seniority-
(i) The post of Professor in a College shall be deemed to be lower than the
post of Professor.
(ii) the posts of Reader in the University Teaching Departments / Schools of
Studies shall be deemed to be equivalent
to the post of Reader in a college
(iii) the posts of Lecturer in a college and Lecturer in the University Teaching
Departments/ Schools of studies shall be
deemed to be equivalent Posts.
3. If the length of service of two or more teachers in any cadre
calculated in accordance with paragraph (2) above is
equal , their seniority inter-se shall be
determined in accordance with the length of continuous service in the cadre
immediately below, if any.
4. If after calculation in accordance with paragraph (3)
above, the seniority inter-se of two or more teachers in any
cadre is equal , their seniority inter-se shall
be determined in accordance with the length of continuous service in the
cadre, if any, immediately below the cadre
considered under paragraph (3) above.
5. If after calculation in accordance with the foregoing
provisions to the extent possible , the seniority interse of two
or more teachers in any cadre is equal,
their seniority inter-se shall be determined by the total period of continuous
service as a teacher in any cadre.
6. If after applying the foregoing provisions to the extent
possible, the seniority of two or more teachers is equal, their
seniority inter-se shall be determined in
accordance with seniority in age.