LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY Teachers’ Association has turned down the varsity’s offer to compensate leave for teachers who work during the Dusserah vacation.
They are ready to work overtime but cannot compromise with their vacations.
A notification has been issued to inform teachers that academic activities would officially resume on October 4, curtailing nine days of holidays. But teachers are in no mood to resume their duties before October 12. They rather termed curtailment of holidays as a publicity stunt.
“Its only cheap publicity that the varsity administration is seeking by curtailing holidays of teachers. The academic session suffered as admissions were delayed. So, why the teachers should pay for it?” asked Dr Pushpendra Mishra, General Secretary of LUTA. He questioned the order of the varsity and said it was after 25 years that session started on time last year but again this year the wrong policies of varsity administration caused the delay.
The latest order provides leave in compensation for all nine days. It says:
“Dussehra holiday for teaching shall be observed from Sept 30 to October 3 and the regular teaching shall resume on October 4. This is necessary / inevitable for regularisation of academic session. The teachers of the University shall be allowed leave to compensate in this session itself for the curtailment of Dussehra holidays.”
“Teachers who want to take leave during these days will have to file leave application as the working has been declared officially by the administration,” pointed Dr Nishi Pandey, Dean Student Welfare.