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DU’s ad-hoc teachers threaten to go on an indefinite hunger strike


500 ad-hoc teachers of the Delhi University plan go on an indefinite hunger strike from Friday to demand permanent jobs.

Himanshu Singh, an ad-hoc teacher in the Department of Economics at Satyawati College said,

“Most of us have been teaching for over 10 to 15 years. We think it’s reasonable to demand a one-time ordinance to absorb all 5,000 ad-hoc teachers into the university since we fulfill the requisite criteria prescribed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and were appointed by a duly constituted selection committee.”

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The statement came after the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) observed a strike on Wednesday to protest against the university administration’s delay in resolving several issues.

This included implementations UGC Regulations the regularisation and absorption of ad-hoc teachers and releasing monthly pension.

DUTA president Rajib Ray said, adding that the AC meeting took place after 16 months delineated,

“To make the ordinances, an empowered committee was formed to give a report, which would have acted as a draft for the Academic Council (AC) to deliberate on. After working on it for three months over the course of 10 meetings, it is yet to be brought to the table,”

Sudhanshu Kumar stated,

“There are around 3,000 teachers who have been waiting for a promotion for a decade.”

He added that If the subcommittee report is not implemented by January 18, the in toto implementation of the guidelines would mean that the recommendations by the committee would be ignored.

As per certain suggested changes, some included modifications of screening points for ad-hoc teachers and whether study leaves could be counted for promotions,

Close to 2,000 staff members gathered near vice-chancellor Yogesh Tyagi’s office and demanded action on the issues of appointment and absorption of staff members.

Clearance of pending promotions and implementation of pension schemes for retired teaching and non-teaching staff .

He reported,

Despite the Delhi High Court order, the university has not been releasing funds for retired employees. Several former employees, who worked in the varsity for over four or five decades, are suffering because they do not have money to treat their illnesses.”

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