The teachers and staff of Delhi University (DU) continue to protest against the UGC's third amendment regulation that would lead to ad-hoc teachers losing jobs due to changed workload. The notification also makes the Academic Performance Indicator stringent.
According to the New Education Policy (NEP) 2016, the teachers are now evaluated on the basis of the academic performance so as to regulate quality of education which is being imparted to the students. University Grants Commission's (UGC) notification carries notice that could lead to around 5,000 temporary teachers losing their jobs. The teachers have been boycotting the evaluation process since May 24 and are not evaluating the answer sheets of the students. As a result of this, DU's undergraduate results are being delayed than the normal. The teachers have threatened to boycott the admission process as well. But the authorities have ensured that the pace of admission procedure for the college is not hampered.
The teachers want a complete withdrawal of the UGC notification with Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) "‰president Nandita Narain having written to the Union HRD minister Smriti Irani on the issue."We want a written assurance from the UGC immediately that there will be no job cuts. We want that the workload norms "” including tutorial and practical period "” will be prior to the third amendment regulation. We want the process of permanent appointments to start immediately," said AK Bhagi, DU executive council member.
"This regulation is a move to demolish public funded institution of higher learning. With every passing day, our commitment and resolve is becoming stronger. We will continue with the boycott of the evaluation process," said Rajesh Jha, DUTA office bearer.
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