DUTA DEMANDS: The examinations are scheduled to start at Delhi University on May 15. While the second wave of the Corona epidemic is affecting all sections of the country badly. In such a situation, the demand for postponement of these examinations has started to arise. In this regard, Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) has written a letter to Vice-Chancellor Prof. PC Joshi.
Duta has demanded in the letter that along with the postponement of examinations, the deadline for submission of internal assessment should also be extended.
The President of Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA), Dr. Rajib Ray has said in the letter that students and teachers are going through very difficult times. At the same time, the epidemic is said to be at the peak in May. In such a situation, when the Open Book Examination (OBE) is to be conducted in online and offline mode only in May, students and teachers should not be given extra stress.
Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) has also appealed to the Vice-Chancellor to take some other steps so that teachers and students can get relief. Duta says that ways should be found to increase facilities at University Health Center and Patel Chest Institute. The university should sustain a panel of doctors who can be conferred online.
Along with this, a centralized helpline service should also be started for the people in distress. For ad hoc teachers, medical leave should be provided for the duration of the illness. Also, the duta demands that the university should request the central government to provide compensation of 2.5 crores to the families of the faculty members who lost their lives due to the epidemic.