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DU guest teachers may get 50% hike in remuneration

New Delhi: Guest teachers associated with Delhi University have a reason to rejoice as the varsity is planning to raise their remuneration by around fifty per cent. Moreover, DU registrar Tarun Das has issued the letter in this regard and instructed all the Deans, faculty, and departments to take necessary steps.

Professor Hansraj Suman, Hindi Department, Aurobindo College said that on January 28, 2019, a circular was issued by the University Grants Commission, which directed to increase salaries of guest teachers in universities across the country. "This decision will increase the salary of guest teachers by fifty percent. Along with this, his services will be taken for a full semester. However, earlier it used to be only for a months in absence of the permanent teacher or an adhoc teacher, went on leave for some reason. But, with this direction, the it will not continue to do.

He also added that the decision of DU administration will provide benefit to around 5000 guest teachers associated with the School of Open learning and around 1200 guest teachers working with Non- Collegiate Woman Education Board ( NCWEB).

Interestingly, with this decision of DU administration, a rift has been created among the teacher and they are divided into two groups. Following the circular, some teacher have welcomed the decision and some teachers got irritated, source informed.

Following the rift, the body of DU teacher, Academic for Action and Development (AAD) has written a letter to the Vice-Chancellor, while saying that no one was taken into the loop and never been raise any discussion regarding this circular. "Moreover, the teachers body has also alleges that its a policy to replace adhoc teachers and temporary teacher with guest teachers, which step is being opposed by the teachers body," said source.

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