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DUTA, others demonstrate in support of ad-hoc teachers

Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA), along with elected teachers’ representatives of the academic council and executive council of the varsity staged a demonstration at the vice chancellor's office on Wednesday, demanding the continuation of all ad-hoc teachers in their respective colleges be ensured from the first day of the new session and permanent retention of all teachers working on an ad-hoc basis at the varsity.

Amar Deo Sharma, president of DUTA said,  'The University will commence its new academic session from 24 July and colleges are displacing ad-hoc teachers from their jobs under the pretext of holding interviews'.

Sharma added, 'Despite repeated assurances by the Dinesh Siingh vice-chancellor of DU that the service of ad-hoc teachers will be protected, the university has allowed colleges to conduct interviews even in cases where the workload has remained unaffected. Through these interviews many ad-hoc teachers are being arbitrarily discontinued from their service'.

He also said that the vice chancellor had also claimed earlier that permanent appointments will be made before the new session begins. Not a single fresh appointment in any permanent post has been done till date'. More than 4,000 ad-hoc teachers are in a desperate situation due to the uncertainty caused by the workload fluctuation in semester system and FYUP'.

'Therefore the varsity has not taken concrete steps for ad-hoc teachers. We have submitted a memorandum of demands at the VC’s office, after the Dharna' added Sahrma.
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