As appointments of ad hoc teachers starting in various Delhi University colleges begin, teacher associations have started demanding better working conditions for them.
While the Delhi University Teachers’ Association staged a dharna outside the office of the vice-chancellor on Wednesday, members of the teachers’ group — Academics for Action and Development (AAD) — protested on Thursday. Nearly 500 teachers participated in the protest on Thursday.
The group demanded that all those teachers who had taught in a college in the previous semester be retained. The teachers said due weightage should be given to ad hoc teaching experience at the time of interviews.
“The university administration has assured us that the committee to finalise the service conditions for permanent appointment is in the final stages. As soon as the committee submits its report to the executive council, advertisements for permanent appointments will be taken out. This is expected to happen in the first week of August,” said Aditya Narayan Misra, chairperson, AAD.
The university administration had earlier promised to start permanent appointments in October last year and then by the end of June this year.