The Delhi University Teachers' Association on Monday called for a university bandh to prevent displacement of adhoc teachers working in interviews for permanent appointments in various colleges. Due to the bandh call of DUTA, all other work including teaching came to a standstill in Delhi University on 3rd October.
DUTA President Dr Ajay Kumar Bhagi said that DUTA had called for a strike in the university as per the decision taken in its executive meeting held on 30 September. Dr Bhagi said that DUTA strongly opposes the removal of adhoc teachers working in colleges through interviews. Adhoc teachers who have been teaching for years have consistently proved their mettle, displacement of adhoc teachers is also a violation of the resolution passed in DUTA. DUTA is committed to seeking adjustments, and will continue to fight for its adjustments.
DUTA Secretary Dr Surendra Singh said that displaced adhoc teachers should not be expelled from colleges till they become permanent, and keeping in view the experience of these teachers, they should be given priority in other colleges.
DUTA will organize a press conference on October 11 on various issues related to the teachers of Delhi University. On October 13, a delegation will also meet UGC officials to demand the release of 25 percent teacher seats increased by EWS reservation, not to implement EWS reservation effectively.
DUTA demands from the Ministry of Education, keeping in view the 200 points roster, adjustment of ad-hoc teachers in Delhi University and regular release of grants of 12 colleges funded by the Delhi Government. DUTA has also called for a Delhi University bandh from October 18 to 20 for these demands.
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