DUTA seeks ab­sorp­tion of tem­po­rary teach­ers

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New Delhi: Delhi Univer­sity Teach­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion (DUTA) has de­manded that UGC/MHRD should frame a spe­cific rule that al­lows the reg­u­lar­i­sa­tion of serv­ing tem­po­rary/ad hoc teach­ers on a per­ma­nent ba­sis through a one-time ab­sorp­tion.

DUTA, which has been protest­ing against DU ad­min­is­tra­tion over sev­eral is­sues, stated on Fri­day that over 4,500 teach­ers have been work­ing on an ad hoc ba­sis in Delhi Univer­sity col­leges for over a decade.

“Re­cruit­ment was done spo­rad­i­cally in two brief pe­ri­ods, first in 2014-15 and then in 2017, in a few col­leges and de­part­ments. The re­cruit­ment process, which started be­cause of a high court judg­ment of De­cem­ber 2016, was brought to a com­plete halt be­cause of the March 5, 2018, UGC no­ti­fi­ca­tion for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of de­part­ment/ sub­ject-wise ros­ter,” said Ra­jib Ray, DUTA pres­i­dent.

He in­formed that af­ter the UGC reg­u­la­tions 2018 no­ti­fi­ca­tion, changes in screen­ing cri­te­ria and re­cruit­ment process left many teach­ers dismayed.

“These teach­ers per­form the same du­ties as their per­ma­nent coun­ter­parts but have been de­nied ba­sic rights to a dig­ni­fied life. De­spite ful­fill­ing all the req­ui­site aca­demic qual­i­fi­ca­tions like NET/ JRF, M Phil, PhD, and hav­ing teach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for years, these teach­ers are yet to be reg­u­larised in their re­spec­tive po­si­tions,” Ray said.

The ten­ure of ad hoc teach­ers is fixed for four months, which gets ex­tended on the ba­sis of sat­is­fac­tory ser­vice records and in­ter­views, Ray said.

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