Digital Desk, New Delhi The process of permanent appointment of teachers in the departments and colleges affiliated to Delhi University is being started. To this end, the university has sent guidelines to the college principals regarding screening and shortlisting of candidates. Hundreds of ad hoc teachers of Delhi University are concerned about this. He said that according to the guidelines, SC, ST, OBC and disabled candidates would not be called for interview without PhD, while UGC and Ministry of Education have exempted PhD in appointment of assistant professors.
Most of these ad hoc teachers are ad hoc teachers of English, Economics, Commerce and Science. Ad hoc teachers are engaged on the basis of MA, M.Com, MSc, NET, JRF. The teachers of Delhi University have now requested the UGC and the Vice Chancellor of Delhi University to call all the ad hoc teachers for interviews for permanent appointments by implementing the circular dated 5th December 2019 of the Ministry of Education. Recently, the Ministry of Education and UGC also directed the universities and colleges to fill the backlog posts of SC, ST, OBC. According to the new guidelines relating to the appointment of permanent teachers, 30 candidates have been called for appointment to a post and those who meet the API score as per the UGC guidelines, their names will be uploaded on the website and the same candidates will be called for interview.
Ad hoc teachers of many colleges of Delhi University say that according to the guidelines sent by the university, 10 to 20 per cent ad hoc teachers who have been teaching in colleges for the last many years and who have passed MA, M.Com, MSc etc. NET, JRF, etc. Once they join education they will be out of the system. The Delhi Teachers Union, a teachers’ union, has demanded that all eligible candidates be called for interviews. Dr. Hansraj Sumne, President, Delhi Teachers Association (DTA) has informed that about 850 posts in departments of Delhi University and more than 5000 posts in colleges, to start the process of permanent appointment as Assistant Professor in various departments of DU and affiliated colleges. Screening is underway to fill in the blanks.
He said the screening was done on the basis of all the old advertisements, when those advertisements had expired. According to the guidelines sent to the colleges by the university administration, the API score for determining the candidates for the post of Assistant Professor for interview has been fixed under the short listing criteria prescribed by the colleges. Candidates who have not yet appeared in the system and are from MA, M.Com, MSc NET JRF and have studied on an annual basis will not be considered eligible. The Ministry of Education issued a circular on December 5, 2019 stating that the ad hoc teachers had gone on strike at the Vice Chancellor’s office last year. There were protests at the chancellor’s office. They will not be fired. Also, whenever there is an interview in a permanent place, they will be given priority by giving weightage in the interview. In such a situation, the university administration should not exclude ad hoc teachers in the name of API score.