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Delhi University Teachers Protest Against Delay In Pension Payment

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A joint dharna was organized by teachers and the non-teaching employees of the Delhi University¬†on Thursday at Arts Faculty of North Campus as part of the “call for support for the most vulnerable section of the University community.” They¬†protested against the delay in the implementation of the High Court judgment of 24th August, 2016, which granted pension to all categories of employees.

DUTA members claim that even after several reminders and a contempt petition being filed,the University administration has not taken any steps to implement the High Court judgment. DUTA president Nandita Narain told Times of India “shows the utter contempt that the UGC, the MHRD and the Central Government has for the Rule of Law,”.

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The protester’s claim that they have been under severe financial hardship as they were denied pension for several years.

“The purpose of this agitation was to reach out to the masses and to pressurise the government on how teachers and non-teaching staff members who gave years to the university are denied their rights,” Rudrashis Chakrabarty told Times of India.

The protestors threatened to intensify their agitation with a rally at Jantar Mantar in February during the Parliament Session, and “demand that the landmark judgement be implemented immediately,” DUTA member Abha Dev Habib told Times of India.
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