The demand for issuing an ordinance for absorption of adhoc and temporary teachers left the Delhi University’s academic council meeting in doldrums today. “There was no transaction of business for around two hours as resolutions looking for ordinance for absorption of adhoc and temporary educators were not taken up. Though the chair accepted to discuss the matter, however declined to take up the resolution. Thus, we opposed it as it was undemocratic,” said a council member. The council meeting had started yesterday and proceeded with well past the midnight. The second day of the meet started at 2 PM today.
The resolution on absorption of adhoc and temporary teachers read, “The Academic Council in its meeting held on twentieth June 2017 makes plans to issue affirmation letters to all those instructors in various branches of University of Delhi (DU) who have finished one year according to Ordinance XI.”
Besides, individuals from the council belonging to Academics for Action and Development (AAD) and University Teacher’s Forum, opposed the 5 year-Journalism course, which is in self-financing mode.
“There are serious statutory slips lapses in the process. The course is aimed at privatization and contractualisation,” said an AAD part.
A host of issues like promotions, benefits, pensions of PhD program et al were talked about amid the zero hour of the meeting yesterday.