The Delhi Teachers Association (DTA), the teacher organization of the Aam Aadmi Party, has accused the DU administration of working against the reservation policy over the ongoing teacher recruitment process at Delhi University (DU). The DTA issued a statement saying that DU has recently issued a notification regarding the Selection Committee of teachers.
It says that the post should be done away with if it is less than post 10, the compulsoriness of the representative of the SC, ST, OBC (Observer) has been done away with. The DTA warned of widespread agitation if the notification was not withdrawn immediately.
In charge of DTA, Prof. Hansraj Suman said that, in 2014, the UGC directed the registrars of central, state, and honorary universities across the country to give equal representation to SCs, STs, OBCs, minorities, and women at the time of appointments to all selection boards.
The circular sent to the universities, by the UGC states that the committee appointing ten or more Group C and Group D posts, it is compulsory to be from one member minority community in addition to the representation of SC, ST, OBC.
According to Suman, the DU notification states that the number of posts for selection is less than ten, hence any effort to include SC, ST, OBC officers, and officers of the Minority Committee and a woman officer in the selection committee should not do.
He told that in no department/college of Delhi University, more than ten posts in any subject come together. In colleges where Adhoc teachers are working for 60 to 70 percent of the posts, only 5 or 6 posts of advertisements have come in those departments. In such a situation when the selection committee will sit for less than ten posts and there will not be an observer of SC, ST, OBC, there will be no transparency in appointments and most of the posts are likely to be found not suitable.