Toe the line on semester system or get no pay: DU to teachers

They have been asked to give an undertaking to teach semester based syllabi


Jasleen Kaur | November 2, 2010

The Delhi University in its circular dated November 1 has threatened to withold the salaries of teachers tyeaching the first semester in undergraduate scinece courses if they do not give an undertaking to teach according to the semester-based syllabi.

They have also been asked to make up for the lost time to complete the prescribed syllabi as per academic calendar notified by the varsity.

This is the second such circular, a copy of which is with the Governance Now. Earlier it had issued one on September 27 and had clearly mentioned that in case of non-submission of the undertaking, the salary for the month of September 2010 was not to be released and pay and allowances paid after July 21 were to be recovered. Charanpreet Kaur, a lecturer at Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, and some of her colleagues' September salary was delayed by few days when they refused to give the undertaking. She says, "We first requested the principal and then protested to convince him to release our salaries. But in many colleges teachers were either forced to give undertaking or were not paid."

She said that this time also teachers will protest to get their salaries. Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) president Aditya Narayan calls the circular an illegal one.

He says, "This circular has never been passed by the Executive Council of the university. We do not recognise it."

DUTA has been protesting the manner in which the semester system has been implemented in the 13 science courses by the previous vice-chancellor, Professor Deepak Pental. DUTA says that it is violation of the university’s Acts and Ordinances. And to show their dissatisfaction, the DUTA had first asked teachers to dissociate themselves from the admission process.

And later it was followed by the series of strikes. On October 28th it called off its week-long strike after the Delhi High Court disapproved of the manner in which students’ careers were being held at ransom.



Other News

Not just another Manto anthology

The Collected Stories of Saadat Hasan Manto: Volume 1: Bombay and Poona Translated by Nasreen Rehman Aleph Book Company, 548 pages, Rs 999 There are writers, there are writers’ writers, and then there are readers’ writers. Saadat Hasan Mant

These tribal women may be illiterate but are successful entrepreneurs

Meet Promila Krishna, 39, Lalita Nayak, 40, Parbati Gadba, 42, Sanadei Dhuruwa, 39, and Nabita Barika, 41, of Kundra block in Odisha’s Koraput district. Except for Promila who is a matriculate, others haven’t attended school beyond the elementary level. However, while introducing themselves to

Women in workforce: Despite policy support, why it is declining

Michelle Obama once said, “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” That should be so obvious, but it is not, and countries keep depriving themselves of the contributions of half of their popul

Chintan Shivir 2022: Will Congress regain its lost mojo?

The Congress is scheduled to hold a Chintan Shivir (meaning, ‘introspection camp’) from May 13th to 15th in Udaipur and it has identified six specific areas for introspection. These are 1. Political 2. Social Justice and Empowerment 3. Economy 4. Organization 5. Farmers and Agriculture and 6. Y

Role of civil society organisations in governance and CSR

India has the largest share of the deprived and the marginalized among the 1.3 billion-plus, out of the 7.9 billion-plus inhabitants of the world, who are said to be living without shelter or basic amenities required for human existence. Clearly, we need to introspect as to why despite being the fourth or

In a first, Maharashtra village to promote ‘honey tourism’

At a time when climate change, preservation of nature and ecological balance and reducing fertilizers and chemicals in agriculture and food are drawing huge attention, a forest village in Maharashtra is taking strides to become a model ‘Madhache Gaon’ (honey village). The aim is to increase the

Visionary Talk: Arvind Sawant, Member of Parliament with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Current Issue


Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter