Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) on Tuesday
held a mass hunger strike demanding the permanency of their job in the
The strike was held to raise the voice against the problems
faced by the ad hoc teachers.
Teachers spoke against the discrimination that they face in
the university. Ad hoc teachers also spoke about their instability in their
lives and the struggle that they have to face each day.
The mass hunger strike was held outside the VC’s office
gates from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm.
As on date there are about 10,000 ad hoc teachers in Delhi
University. The last permanent posts that were filled in University was in the year
HRD ministry in a statement made a few days back said that
there are 900 permanent teachers’ seats vacant in the University.
Due to lack of teachers in the University the ad hoc
teachers have to take more than the allotted 16 periods per week.
One of the DUTA spokesperson said that the ad hoc teachers
are allotted more examination duties than their permanent counterparts. This is
more like slavery on the ad hoc teachers.
(Union Grants Commission) is closely monitoring the situation.