DU Teachers Go On Strike Amid Exams

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DU Teachers Go On Strike Amid Exams
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Examinations have begun in Delhi University but thousands of teachers are on strike against Centre's decision to replace ad-hoc teachers with guest faculties. The appeal comes by the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) which said that the University administration has stopped the system of appointing ad hoc teachers and begun the process of recruiting guest teachers.

With this decision, around 4,500 teachers who had been working in DU for years have become unemployed. The DUTA strike is against a decision by the University administration through which the future of around 4,500 ad hoc teachers is hanging in the balance. 

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According to the demonstrators, the system of recruitment of ad hoc teachers is being replaced with that of guest teachers. With this, 4,500 ad hoc teachers, who had been teaching in DU for years, will lose their jobs.

Demonstrators say that this decision will directly affect the quality of education. Apart from taking classes, ad hoc teachers in DU also perform important administrative functions like preparing the exam papers and conducting exams, but guest teachers will only take classes.

DUTA has released a statement saying that their struggle will continue till the time a decision on ad hoc teachers is taken by the Human Resource Development Ministry and the University Grants Commission. It is contacting students, parents and political parties to make this movement a success.

DU teachers have also released a message for students saying when you will reach the University to appear for exams, you will find us absent from our duties. This will be a hindrance to your exams. This is not pleasant for either you or for us. We have been compelled to go on this strike because all your teachers who had been serving on an ad hoc basis, whose number in the University is around 5,000, have been rendered unemployed in one stroke through an arbitrary letter written by the administration.

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