Skims Announces winter vacation for faculty members – SRINAGAR: On Saturday, the faculty at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, was informed that winter break would begin in two stages on January 1.
A directive states that half of the professors will take a 28-day vacation in January, and the other half will take time off in February.
According to the KNO, all heads must provide the names of the faculty members who wish to take the first and second halves of their vacation.
It should be noted that 50% of the department’s faculty members are available for both halves. Department heads are required to make every effort to have a senior faculty member available in their department for the duration of each half-vacation. After receiving the roster from the relevant Heads of Department, no changes will be accepted,” the statement said.
It further said that in the event of an emergency, the administration retains the authority to contact any faculty member who is on vacation.
It is once again emphasised that academic members who are going on vacation will not be allowed to participate in the vacation roaster unless their residential addresses and phone numbers are included. Whether or not a station leaving permit is needed should be made clear in the roster,” the statement says.
As to the rule, “any faculty member who is on duty will not be allowed to take any leave for attending a conference, seminar, or workshop that requires station permission.” (KNO)