Press Trust of India|Aug 8, 2022
DU: EC, finance committee members urge VC to release salaries of ad-hoc teachers
Highlighting the need for the extension to ad-hoc teachers, they said student-teacher ratio is not conducive for quality teaching-learning at PG level.
New Delhi: Highlighting that ad-hoc teachers in several departments have not been paid their salaries for over two months, a few members of the Delhi University's Executive Council and Finance Committee on Tuesday wrote to Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh and demanded that their wages be credited "without any further delay".
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In the letter, Executive Council members Seema Das and Rajpal Singh Pawar and Finance Committee member J L Gupta also pointed out that ad-hoc teachers have been facing a delay in their extension as the department is asked to explain their workloads. "...the ad-hoc teachers in the departments (mostly first-generation learners) have not been paid salaries for last two-and-half months. It is very difficult to survive in a metro city like Delhi without a salary. They have been appointed after due approvals are in place," the letter read.
"We have come to know that there is a delay in their extension as the departments are repeatedly asked to explain the workloads," it added.
Emphasising the need for the extension to the ad-hoc teachers, they said the student-teacher ratio is "not conducive" for quality teaching-learning at PG level and quality research.
"The student-teacher ratio varies across the departments and is not conducive for quality teaching-learning at PG level and quality research. For instance, a department like Political Science with around 1,200 PG students is somehow managing with 12-13 permanent teachers," the letter read.
"These students are mixed groups in terms of Hindi and English medium. The teachers of specialised areas of their academic disciplines are essentially required at the department level," it added.
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