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The Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) on Monday, demanded a one-time regulation for the absorption of all ad-hoc teachers. Also, they held a strike on Tuesday, August 17, for the same demand. The association objected to the recent statement given by the government on the number of temporary teachers. A memorandum was also submitted to the ministry of education in this connection.

The inaccurate statement of the Education Ministry opposed by DUTA:

The DUTA vehemently objected to the education ministry’s statement terming it inaccurate. At the Lok Sabha, the Annexure stated that there are 58 ad-hoc teachers in DU as of April 1. But, the number is more than this in reality. Hence, DUTA cleared that there are 4,500 ad-hoc teachers in DU currently working.

The demand for one-time absorption of ad-hoc teachers in DU:

DUTA states that it is shocking that the government or the UGC has no proposal to absorb the ad-hoc teachers into permanent service. Also, it is highlighted that the number of temporary teachers is increasing every day. But, no recruitments for the permanent place has taken in more than 10 years now. Thus, they demand a one-time absorption.

Conditions of the ad-hoc teachers:

Such non-permanent teachers are facing an extremely uncertain future. Also, as per DUTA, the living conditions of such teachers are discriminatory and exploitative.  Thus, despite fulfilling all academic qualifications and contributing to the varsity, they stand nowhere.

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The maximum number of these temporary teachers are women. Hence, the varsity lacks women permanent teaches. Also, it is stated that most of these teachers come from socio-economic deprived backgrounds. Such teachers are first-generation learners. Thus, the lack of stability in the profession increases insecurity.

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