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Adhoc teachers' strike at DU continues

Adhoc teachers strike at DU continues

New Delhi: Adhoc teachers of Delhi University (DU) continued their "indefinite hunger strike" on the North Campus since last three days demanding their absorption through a one-time ordinance. Moreover, Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) have called for a shut down of the university for two days-January 8 and 9, to voice its demands, ranging from appointments to allowances.

"The DUTA unequivocally condemns the recalcitrant attitude of the VC for stubbornly refusing to place the report of his own committee set up to facilitate the adoption of the UGC Regulations," said in DUTA statement. "There are many issues involved. One is the UGC regulations and the required ordinances. There are issues revolving promotion, pension, the appointment of teachers and allowances not being given," Rajib Ray, President, DUTA.

The faculty has not received their allowances for the past two years. "Nearly two years are over and teachers are yet to get the allowances. Definitely, the ignition to this course was the adjournment of the academic council meeting in which the VC did not place the draft for the amended ordinances which is absolutely necessary. There are other issues too. It has largely to do with the UGC regulations," Ray added.

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