The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) has decided to go ahead with its proposed strike on Thursday.
While the strike is primarily a protest against the “unilateral functioning of the vice-chancellor”, it is also aimed at demanding an inquiry against the principals of Dyal Singh and Ram Lal Anand colleges, along with filling of teaching and non-teaching posts. The body is also seeking conversion from Central Provident Fund (CPF) to General Provident Fund (GPF) system.
The university has reacted sharply to the protest, claiming that teachers who abstain from taking classes during this period will be marked absent.
Besides, it has appealed to its staff to ensure smooth functioning of activities. “Regarding the conversion from CPF to GPF, in spite of the issue being sub-judice, the university is trying its best to provide adequate benefit to the faculty through several means and by engaging the best legal minds available,” said a senior DU official.