DUTA calls for two-day strike to press for UGC norms

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DUTA calls for two-day strike to press for UGC norms

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) has called for a two-day strike against the administration on 8th and 9th of January, for not implementing of the University Grants Commission (UGC) regulation 2018 and non-involvement of elected members while taking major decisions.

The teachers also submitted a memorandum to Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi raising their demands.

The agitating teachers said that during the two strike the ‘university will also shutdown’ as no teachers will teach and go to class.

“The University administration under you has given up its will to defend the statutory bodies and the University’s autonomy.

Complete administrative paralysis has led to collapse of normal functioning in the University.” Rajib Ray, President of DUTA.

The teachers further said that the Varsity administration is not implementing the UGC regulations even after the commission asked the central universities to implement the ordinances within six months of the notification.

“The University did not even care to honor the report of its own committee set up to facilitate the adoption of the UGC Regulations.

This stubborn refusal to table the report and allow a discussion in the Academic Council is incomprehensible.

Further, the University administration’s inhuman behavior in not allowing blankets and food to the elected members who staged a peaceful overnight sit-in to demand respect for statutory bodies is condemnable,” a member of DUTA.

The regulations were meant for pending promotions to the teachers, maternity leave for ad-hoc teachers and other important ordinance. 

The DUTA also said that currently 4000 pending cases of promotions. Hence the colleges and University and the departments be processed with no further delay or bureaucratic requirements such as uploading of forms and publications.

“The teachers of Delhi University are taking this step to completely shut-down the University to remind you of your responsibility towards resolving long-pending issues which are well within your purview and to exhort you to take responsibility towards the academic and administrative functioning of the University,” said Ray.

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