DU teachers' delegation meets Tiwari
NEW DELHI: A delegation of members of Delhi University teachers, under the banner of National Democratic Teachers Front (NDTF), led by Dr V S Negi, met Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari and discussed issues concerning the University's teaching staff with him.
The delegation included around 500 professors and lecturers, including UGC member and superannuated professor I M Kapahy, Dr Sri Prakash Singh, Dr Pradyuman Rana, Dr Sanjiv Tiwari, Dr Ajay Bhagi.
A press statement said, "The delegation apprised Manoj Tiwari of the problems of the University teaching staff related to ad-hocism in recruitment of lecturers and lack of career advancement scheme (CAS), apart from non-implementation of recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission, which has been badly affecting the morale of teaching staff."
They also raised the issue of stalling of financial aid to colleges, which would adversely affect the staff and students, especially in 12 colleges which are 100 per cent aided.
Negi said: "It is a reflection on high character of Delhi University teaching staff that though for over 10 years there have been no promotions and most faculty are working on ad-hoc basis, yet the teaching standards are best in the country, making DU a most sort afteruIniversity of the country."
"It is sad that due to neglect of the education system under the long Congress regime in Delhi, teachers of both schools and colleges are forced to work on ad-hoc basis. This is a great insult of the teaching system," Tiwari said.