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Sisodia writes to DU V-C for ad-hoc, guest teachers’ absorption

Calling displacement of 70% teachers catastrophic, the deputy CM said in his letter, “In 28 Delhi Govt Colleges we are responsible for the adhoc and temporary teachers.”

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, on Friday, wrote to Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Prof Yogesh Singh calling for the absorption of ad-hoc and guest teachers in 28 Delhi government colleges.

The ongoing interviews for assistant professors in different colleges of the University of Delhi have been catastrophic with the displacement of around 70 per cent ad-hoc and temporary teachers reported, Sisodia said in a letter to the Vice-Chancellor.

These teachers have been contributing to the corporate life of the colleges and the loss of experienced teachers will adversely affect the teaching and learning in the colleges, the Delhi Deputy Chief Minister said.

“We believe that the ad-hoc teachers should be absorbed in permanent recruitment. Many of these teachers have been teaching in Delhi University colleges for decades. They understand the challenges of an institution like Delhi University, of how to deal with students coming from different parts of the country, with diverse linguistic backgrounds and academic experiences,” Sisodia said.

Contending that the experience of teaching in a classroom cannot be replaced, he said, “Therefore, it is important to continue these teachers in Delhi University. In 28 Delhi Govt Colleges, where Delhi Government nominees are in the Governing Body (GB), we are responsible for the adhoc and temporary teachers working therein,” Sisodia said in the letter.

“Ordinance XVIII-4(a) provides for the appointments of teaching staff to be done by the Governing Body. In our 28 colleges, we want to go ahead with the absorption of the ad-hoc and temporary teachers. The Temp Ord XIII A (1977-78) shall be revived to implement the absorption of the adhoc and temporary teachers by the GBs of these colleges,” he said.

The letter noted that recently, the Punjab government has absorbed such teachers and employees.

“Hence, we request you to facilitate the absorption of ad-hoc and temporary teachers in these colleges in which our GBs shall extend their cooperation for this,” Sisodia added.