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.

DU: EC, finance committee members urge VC to release salaries of ad-hoc teachers Delhi University
Press Trust of India | Jun 28, 2022 - 4:20 p.m. IST
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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.

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"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.

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"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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