Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) has decided to continue their indefinite strike, after their general meeting held on Saturday to press their demands for the absorption of ad hoc teachers and temporary teachers by boycotting invigilation, evaluation, and other official work during ongoing end-term semester examinations.
DUTA released a statement saying, “MHRD has conceded to the demands, including the withdrawal of August 29 Circular, the release of additional posts for EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) reservation and counting of past service as per UGC Regulations 2018. The government has not agreed to the absorption of ad hoc teachers and temporary teachers to end their exploitation and humiliation.”
Although, the Ministry of HRD (Human Resource Development) agreed to amend the recruitment rules after meeting with DUTA on Thursday. The Ministry said, “It is expected that all Adhoc teachers who have worked or working will continue to work for the next academic session until the recruitment of permanent faculty, whichever is early.”
Despite this, no concrete decisions have been taken. The teachers will continue their indefinite day and night strike outside Vice Chancellor’s office until the permanent faculty has been appointed. A public meeting will be organized where teachers and their families will share their ‘exploitation’ story.
The Teachers have announced a March Rally to the Parliament of India from Mandi House on Monday and a mass rally will take place inside the campus of Delhi University on Tuesday.
The DUTA announced the strike on Wednesday over August 28 circular which commands the appointment of only guest faculty can be made against the essential vacancies occurring for the first time in their current academic session.