The Delhi University (DU) known as one of the prestigious institutes appears to be sleeping as the varsity even after a letter from the University Grants Commission (UGC) has not notified and implemented the regulations of Gazette of India to fill the vacant teaching positions and promotions within six months. Currently there are 4,500 pending vacant positions in the varsity.
The UGC regulations were notified on July 18th in Gazette of India 2018 and these were subsequently notified by DU’s approved by Academic Council on 16th January 2019. To implement the new provisions completely it has to be finally approved by the Executive Council but DU has not called the EC meeting for last 6 months.
Witnessing the attitude of the varsity towards the teachers, the faculties of DU have started protest against Vice Chancellor (VC) Yogesh Tyagi to press the demand for conducting EC meeting along with the meeting of AC scheduled on June 22.
“As per the letter send by UGC to complete the appointment process within six months can only be implemented only if these regulations are approved by EC and become rules in the University for Appointment Process of teaching posts.
Even after passing of 5 months these regulations are not approved by EC only shows the indifferent and callous attitude of the Vice-Chancellor (VC) Yogesh Tyagi towards the Problem of appointment of thousands of pending teaching posts in constituent colleges of DU,” said Pankaj Garg, former Academic Council Member and Convenor Indian National Teachers Congress (INTEC).
The teachers further demanded that a meeting of EC must be called immediately to approve UGC regulations 2018 so that permanent appointments against 4500 vacancies can be made within six months.
The teachers further said that UGC must sanction and release teaching posts of second tranche of Other Backward Caste (OBC) expansion and proportionate teaching posts as per Economically Weaker Section (EWS) expansion in various colleges of DU, so that interviews for these posts can also be held with other vacant sanctioned teaching posts.