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HC tells DUTA not to stop teachers

The Delhi High Court on Monday asked Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) not to restrain teachers who volunteer to help with the preparation of new college timetable.

delhi Updated: Aug 10, 2010 00:43 IST
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The Delhi High Court on Monday asked Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) not to restrain teachers who volunteer to help with the preparation of new college timetable.

The court, however, clarified that its order was not a mandate on faculty members to associate themselves in college affairs. Justice S. Ravindra Bhat made it clear that Delhi University can take legal recourse against teachers if they do not participate in preparing the timetable, as the classes were yet to start.

"The defendant (DUTA) was directed not to prevent the teachers who voluntarily associate in preparing the time-table for under graduate course...," said Justice Bhat.

On June 21, the court had restrained the DU teachers from obstructing the admission process of current academic year, keeping in mind the career of students. The teachers are protesting the University's decision to implement semester system for undergraduate students of science courses.

Justice Bhat disposed of a petition filed by DU seeking an injunction restraining the teachers from going on strike.