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Nearly 5000 ad hoc teachers are being denied their livelihood—Subhash Chopra.

New Delhi: Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee President Shri Subhash Chopra has condemned the continuous attack/assault on higher education inflicted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) through the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Vice Chancellors in the premier universities of the country.

Shri Subhash Chopra said that this has been happening in two most prestigious universities of the country i.e. JNU and Delhi University. The recent notification/circular dated August 28, 2019, issued by the Delhi University, denies the reappointment of nearly 5,000 Ad Hoc teachers and even disbursal of their salaries against the services rendered.

Shri Subhash Chopra slammed this grievous assault on the teaching community for denying livelihood to nearly 5,000 ad hoc teachers who are already in service and have been working against substantive posts for the past several years.

Shri Chopra said that in this situation, the teachers are well within their rights to democratically protest against such draconian circulars/letters.

He said that the onus now lies evidently on the MHRD, UGC and the University authorities to address the legitimate demands of the teachers, while extending support to the complete shutdown of Delhi University and its colleges, called by the teachers, w.e.f. 04/11/2019 the DPCC demands.

1) One-time regulation for absorption of all ad hoc teachers

2) Withdrawal of August 28, 2019 letter

3) Renewal of the services of all serving ad hoc teachers

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