Teachers of DU seek resolution to salary & pension issues

The teachers have written to Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh to intervene in the matter


Teachers of Delhi University have sought the intervention of Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh in their issues regarding salary and pension in certain colleges. They have written to Singh to draw attention to the fact that not just the permanent faculty, but even the contractual teachers and guest teachers in certain colleges have not been paid their salaries for the last five months.

The Academic for Action and Development Delhi Teachers’ Association (AADTA) has been fighting for the interests of the teachers.

The teachers complain that delayed payment of salaries has become quite the norm in DU colleges. The teachers have already brought to the notice of Dean of Colleges Balaram Pani that the ad-hoc teachers of Dayal Singh College and Gargi College have not received their salaries for the past three months, while the guest teachers have not been paid for over a month in several colleges.

That is not all. The retired teachers have not been receiving pensions on time either. Certain colleges paid only a part of the monthly pension to the retired faculty members.

In the letter to Singh, about 10 DU teachers, including members of the Academic and Executive Councils, have urged the VC to take immediate action as the delay was causing a financial crisis for the affected teachers.

Meanwhile, in a bid to ensure inclusivity and equal opportunities, DU has introduced a policy where candidates from the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) will be given preference over non-quota teachers. This move is expected to create a level playing field for those from marginalised groups.

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