They are upset at linking promotion with output, want change in service condition
Jasleen Kaur | January 29, 2010
Over 30,000 teachers of Central Universities across the country are on a two day strike from Thursday. The teachers are demanding changes in the regulation on service conditions which seeks to link their promotion to output. The teachers did not take class in the 35 Central Universities to protest the "negative conditions" in the regulation.
A N Mishra, president of Federation of Central University Teachers Associations (FEDCUTA) said, "whenever the new scale comes in the service conditions does not change in any other field then why is it required in teaching. And even if they are, it should have been in consensus with us." He said the regulations, prepared and approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC), if adopted will force teachers to pay more attention to other activities rather than concentrate on quality teaching.
The UGC had approved a new regulation which links promotion of university teachers to their output in research and teaching rather than years of experience, on January 16. The Regulation for minimum qualification of teachers will now be considered by the government. The teachers are also organising a protest march on Friday against the new regulations.
The much hyped ‘double engine’ model of governance on which the BJP is seeking votes has utterly failed, and Mumbai and Maharashtra have had to face some of the worst effects of economic slowdown, former prime minister Manmohan Singh has said. A lot of problems facing Maharashtra
A three-term Rajya Sabha member, Sanjay Raut is the Shiv Sena spokesperson and its voice in parliament. He is also the executive editor of Marathi newspaper Samana, started by Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray. Raut spoke with Geetanjali Minhas on his party’s seat-sharing agreement
Ashish Shelar, 47, was the president of the Mumbai city unit of the BJP, before he became the minister of school education, sports and youth welfare in the Maharashta government this year. He has represented the Vandre West constituency in the state assembly and seeking re-election. In a chat with
The Nobel Prize in economics for 2019 goes to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty." The prize, known as “The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel”, was announc
Prime minister Narendra Modi has accepted president Xi Jinping’s invitation to visit China in 2020 for their third informal summit after Wuhan and Mamallapuram, indicating both sides’ realization of the importance of the mechanism which gives the two leaders of the Asian giants an opportunity t
Dharma: Hinduism and Religions in India By Chaturvedi Badrinath Edited by Tulsi Badrinath Penguin, 194+ xiii pages, Rs 499 How to live: That is the most fundamental question of human existence.