The Delhi University Teachers’ Association will be stiffly opposing the upcoming screening process for appointing teachers to the posts recently advertised, as well as the current reservation policy. A dharna outside the erstwhile Vice-Regal Lodge is being planned for October 19.
“In the last meeting of the Delhi University Executive Council, a proposal to screen and limit the number of candidates for interviews by allotting cut-off points, based on certain “Academic Performance Indicators” was pushed through. The university has also decided to arbitrarily implement the 200-point Reservations Roster from September 3, 2013, while ignoring the massive shortfall and backlog in reservations that has been accumulating since 1997,” said DUTA president Nandita Narain.
“Besides this, the department-wise mode of calculating posts in each college disregards the government’s directive to calculate posts by taking a whole college as a unit. The reservation guidelines issued by the UGC in 2006 also seem to have been conveniently ignored as the university has not yet provided for reservations in direct recruitment of Associate Professors and Professors,” she added.