The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) is on a strike demanding that the ad hoc teachers be absorbed. The ad-hoc faculty members fear that they may be removed as many ad-hoc teachers have failed to be selected for permanent positions.
A few ad-hoc faculty from Deshbandhu College, Ramjas College and Lakshmibai College and others from the commerce and psychology departments have not been selected for permanent posts. Therefore, DUTA was left with no option but to demand a special provision or regulation for retention of these teachers.
The Association seeks zero displacement, and therefore it has decided to support the ad-hoc teachers who have been displaced by demanding that the University accommodate them against various vacancies in its colleges and departments.
To ensure complete transparency in the selection and appointment process, the DUTA also demands that all sanctioned posts be advertised; and that colleges regularly display the 200-point roster approved by the University from time to time.
The Association is also planning a three-day strike in the third week of October, to protest against the issue of non-payment of salaries across various colleges funded by the Delhi government.
Amongst other things, DUTA also seeks that the posts created before 2019 and which are presently occupied by ad-hoc faculty should not be reserved for candidates from the EWS category. The Association is reportedly planning to organise a press conference in October and discuss their demands and grievances with representatives of the University Grants Commission.