DU EC members urge exemption of contractual employees from preliminary recruitment tests

Delhi University Executive Council meeting was held today to discuss appointment of international adjunct faculty, vice-chancellors’ new team etc.

DU EC members urge exemption of contractual employees from preliminary recruitment tests DU EC meeting was held today to discuss appointment of 10 overseas scholars etc. (Image Source: Official)
Vagisha Kaushik | Dec 17, 2021 - 4:45 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: During the Delhi University’s Executive Council (EC) meeting held today, the council members urged the vice-chancellor Yogesh Singh that the non-teaching contractual employees of the university should be exempted from preliminary tests of recruitment. The tests for next level should include well-defined syllabus and aspects related to the services at the Central Universities.

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Drawing attention to issues around the recruitment of the non-teaching staff, they said that the National Testing Agency (NTA) has invited online applications for recruitment of several non-teaching posts in DU. They expressed concern over the news of leak of question papers for tests conducted for recruitment. It has raised concerns about the fairness of these exams, they said. They mentioned that NTA has postponed Delhi University Recruitment Exam 2021 for non-teaching posts due to paper leak.

They further stressed that several officials are working in various departments of the university for the last 15-20 years as Junior Assistants and are offering top-quality services. “The proposed system of examination would be grossly unfair to them,” they said.

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Moreover, The proposal to set up an Institute of Nanomedical Sciences (INMS) to facilitate research on diseases like cancer, sickle cell disease and diabetes that was supposed to come up in the meeting of the Executive Council (EC) on December 17 has been deferred.

Senior Delhi University officials, including pro-vice-chancellor P C Joshi, tendered their resignations on Thursday, ahead of the meeting of the Executive Council today when the vice-chancellor was expected to announce his new team.

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According to officials privy to the development, Joshi, Director of South Campus Suman Kundu, Proctor Neeta Sehgal and Dean of Students Welfare Rajeev Gupta submitted their resignations.

The DU Executive Council (EC), the university’s highest decision making body, was supposed to discuss the selection and appointment of 10 overseas scholars from five countries as adjunct faculty. It was also expected to discuss a proposal for paying honorarium and extending other facilities to international adjunct faculty.

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