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‘Teacher’s association not raising core issues’

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 20, 2013
First Published: 01:15 IST(20/4/2013) | Last Updated: 01:16 IST(20/4/2013)

A group of teachers on Friday raised concerns about the condition of ad hoc teachers in Delhi University and alleged that the Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) was not raising their issues with the university.


In a statement released by the group, the teachers allege that that DUTA leadership was using rhetoric against the four-year undergraduate programme to deflect attention from core issues such as filling up of teachers' posts, notification of service conditions and promotions.

The teachers also said that the current DUTA leadership was misleading people by portraying that all teachers were against the university's reforms.

According to the statement, teachers had moved a resolution in the DUTA executive body meeting in September to obtain the opinion of all teachers on the four-year programme before formulating an opinion on it. This resolution, according to the statement, was opposed by DUTA president Amar Deo Sharma.

Sharma, however, has justified his stance. "At that time, no one knew what the structure looked like. How could we have asked for opinions on it? We sent letters to staff councils a month back and are going to hold a meeting on the issue soon," he said.

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