New Delhi: Thousands of Delhi University teachers on Monday held a massive march in the city to demand that ad-hoc teachers be regularised, and threatened to intensify their movement if their demand was not acceded to. The protesters, including hundreds of ad-hoc teachers, marched to Jantar Mantar through Rajiv Chowk against the Union HRD Ministry’s and Delhi University’s decision to demote them to guest lecturers.
They also appealed to all teacher staff associations and the Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) to take forward the protest by boycotting all invigilation, and evaluation of exam papers. The ad-hoc teachers are demanding absorption and promotions for all.
The teachers were protesting against the “repressive MHRD-UGC-VC nexus which is hell-bent on converting ad hoc teachers to guest faculty”, they said, according to a statement by Academics for Action and Development (AAD).
It termed as the denial of justice the “intent not to count all ad hoc teaching experience for promotions”.
It termed the appointments through interviews as “nothing but the sacrificial altar for ad hoc colleagues bringing about massive displacement”. (IANS)