The protest of the teachers and staff of Delhi University was called off. The protest was against the recently amended the new UGC norms to ascertain their academic performance.
According to the sources the protest as informally called off when the UGC officials agreed to set up a committee to resolve their demands. DUTA President Nandita Narain said, "The negotiations have begun and the administration has agreed to our minimal demands of setting up a committee to resolve our long standing demands. In order to create an atmosphere wherein negotiations are fruitful in order to press for final resolution of our problems, and in order to continue a sustainable movement to ensure resolution of pending matters, the DUTA Executive resolves to withdraw the boycott of evaluations and boycott of Staff Council Committees."
However, the official announcement of this decision will be made after the meeting of the teacher's association will declare the end of the boycott. "We have written to the new HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar already seeking an appointment. We also want a proper roster system for appointments and a committee to look into the promotion policy that DU adopted with retrospective effect thereby, virtually stopping all promotions for eight years," Narain said mentioning the demands of the teacher's body.
These amendments in the UGC norms will lead to job-cuts to 50 per cent and will exponentially decrease pupil-teacher ratio in higher education. For further updates on this issue, take a halt at Brainbuxa.