On Friday, Rajib Ray was elected as the president of Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) for a second term.Ray is a teacher at Delhi University’s Kirori Mal College and belongs to Left-affiliated Democratic Teachers’ Front (DTF).
He defeated AK Bhagi of the right-affiliated National Democratic Teachers’ Front (NDTF) by a slim margin of 269 votes. With this, the DTF has won its fifth consecutive elections.
Ray was elected in 2017 as DUTA president and he has now secured a second term. The DUTA president has a tenure of two years
“Congratulating the entire teaching community of Delhi University for voting in large numbers in the DUTA elections and reposing trust in the DUTA’s struggles in defence of public-funded higher education and social justice.” DTF said, according to The Hindu.
“As DUTA president, I have my work cut out. I have to enable all DUTA executive members, regardless of their political or ideological affiliations, the most confident and conducive ground to fearlessly raise issues and work for teachers.” said Rajib Ray.