On Thursday, the Rajya Sabha was informed that more than 900
permanent teaching posts were lying vacant in Delhi University which is one
of the most sought after universities in India.
However, to make sure that the studies of students are not adversely affected, ad-hoc
and guest faculties have been hired by the University, informed Mahendra Nath
Pandey, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, in a written reply.
"It has been reported that 911 permanent teaching posts were vacant in the
University of Delhi as on October 1, 2016," he stated.
Since the university is an autonomous body, created under an Act of Parliament,
the University itself is responsible for filling up the vacant posts and
occurrence of vacancies and their consequent filling up is a continuous process.
He also added that the University Grant Commission is continuously monitoring
it with the University.
"The issue has been discussed in a meeting with Minister of Human Resource
Development with the Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities on October 6,
2016 at Varanasi and they have been requested to fill up the vacant posts at
the earliest," Pandey revealed.