Delhi University accepts UGC amendments

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New Delhi: Delhi University accepted the recent University Grants Commission's amendments on Tuesday. The teachers affirmed that this decision could affect around 4,000 temporary teachers to lose their jobs.

The meeting was held by DU's academic council on Tuesday to discuss about 3rd and 4th amendment of UGC.

The agenda was to consider a plan to accept the gazette notifications issue by University Grants Commission (UGC) on 4th May 2016 (3rd Amendment) and July 11, 2016 (4th Amendment) regarding minimum qualification for appointment of teachers and other academic staff".

DU Registrar Tarun Das said, "Today the AC deliberated upon the issue of 3rd and 4th amendments of the UGC Regulation in all its ramifications and adopted the same amendments in principle."

The decision has been postponed and their order to expand the committee was received.

"The existing committee is not representative as there are no elected teacher members. The committee will be expanded and will give its recommendations," said Nachiketa Singh, an academic council member.

The university said, “The expanded committee will look into the operational aspects in context of DU and its colleges.”

Teachers were doing objection since the declaration was made and had even boycott the evaluation process last year.

A three member committee was made by the Vice-Chancellor in May to look into the matter of appointments.