DU AC, EC members urge administrations to review decision to put on hold appointments

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ABHAY ANAND
Manager Editorial
Updated on May 23, 2022 07:30 IST

Delhi University administration has asked its affiliated colleges, without full-time principals, to keep a hold appointment of teaching and non-teaching posts on regular basis.

Some of the members of the Executive Council and Academic council of the Delhi University have requested the vice-chancellor to review his decision to put on hold the appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff in its affiliated colleges.

Earlier this month, the DU administration issued a circular asking its affiliated colleges, without full-time principals, to keep a hold on matters with regard to the appointment of teaching and non-teaching posts on regular basis, until the appointment of a regular principal in the college is made.

The Delhi University letter read: “It has now been decided that in case of Colleges/Institutions wherever the Acting/Officiating Principal is in position until the appointment of regular Principal, no appointment of teaching and non-teaching posts be allowed to be made either on contract, ad-hoc or regular basis till regular Principal is appointed by the Governing Body.”

Requesting VC to review the decision, the EX, AC and Finance Committee have stated that such a decision will affect adversely, the quality of the teaching-learning process in colleges which are already short-staffed.

“The delay in the permanent appointments of the Principals due to various extraneous reasons must not result in a situation where imparting instructions in colleges is impaired,” the letter to DU VC reads.

The Delhi University administration in its letter to colleges has also stated that in case, any action whatsoever is taken in filling up the teaching and non-teaching posts either on contract, ad-hoc, guest or on regular basis, the same shall be treated as null and void, this has created panic and confusion among the teaching and non-teaching staff at the university.

Citing university rules, the above-mentioned members have stated that the appointments are allowed as and when the requirements arise, even in the case of Acting/Officiating Principals holding the chair. “As they are performing all other duties of the principals as per the statutes and the rules, such selective ban by the administration seems unnecessary,” it reads.

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ABHAY ANAND
Manager Editorial

Abhay an alumnus of IIMC and Delhi University, has over a decade long experience of reporting on various beats of journalism. During his free time he prefers listening to music or play indoor and outdoor games.

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