Due to lack of any guidelines or directions from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) or the Delhi University administration, a few DU colleges have decided to end the services of ad-hoc teachers who have been appointed this year.
Aryabhatta College has terminated the services of 6 ad-hoc teachers. Lady Sri Ram College for Women has also issued a memorandum regarding the same for one teacher and Keshav Mahavidyala has put the renewal of services subject to approval of the competent authority.
As per the circular from Delhi University on 28th August, colleges were asked to fill the vacancies in the permanent posts as soon as possible and appoint guest faculty on permanent basis. This caused great confusion amongst teachers and colleges. Due to this confusion, many colleges did not renew the 4-month contract of the ad-hoc teachers.
This debacle induced several protests from teachers as well as students. A letter did come up from the University stating that ad-hoc teachers will be re-appointed to ensure smooth and easy functioning of the University for this year of 2019-20 until permanent posts are filled. On the other hand, college principals told that they did not get any official information regarding this notice from the University.
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