DUTA seeks absorption of temporary teachers
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.