STATUTE No. 16
SENIORITY OF TEACHERS OF THE UNVERSITY.
(Refer Section 35 (O))

1.     (i)     For the purpose of the Adhiniyam the statute and the Ordinances the seniority of teachers in -
            (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'

(a) Professor
(b) Reader
(c) Lecturer *

GROUP 'B'

(a) College Professor
(b) Full time and salaried Principal other than College Professor.
(c) Reader
(d) Assistant Professor
(e) Lecturer *

      (ii)      "Section" shall mean service in a Teaching Department, School of Studies of College maintained by or affiliated
                 to the University and/or in a Teaching Department. School of Studies or College maintained by or affiliated to
                 any 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
                deemed to be in continuous service in his post during the period of such leave not exceeding six months on any
                ground whatsoever and during the period of such leave or deputation not exceeding three years for academic
                purposes.
      (iv)     The inter-se-seniority of full time salaried principals other than College Professors shall be determined in
                accordance 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.

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  * 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
            such principal.
  (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.