Last updated: July 19, 2022, 6:32 PM IST
The University of Delhi on Monday instructed its colleges to continue the services of existing ad hoc teachers under customary terms “tentatively” in the 2022-23 academic session until regular appointments are made, officials said. The move comes after the DU teacher organization urged colleges and departments to extend the appointment of such teachers for the 2022-2023 session. Classes under the new session are scheduled to begin July 20.
“We have asked universities of applied sciences to allow all ad hoc teachers to continue for the time being so that there is no relocation. Meanwhile, we are hopeful that regular appointments will be made,” Balaram Pani, dean of colleges at Delhi University (DU), told PTI. The university currently has more than 4,200 ad hoc teachers in 66 colleges, according to the Delhi University Teachers Association. Under the rules of the University of Delhi, an ad hoc appointment is made for a maximum of four months. If the requirement persists after the four months, a college can continue the teacher’s service after going through the appropriate procedure.
In a letter to various universities of applied sciences, the deputy registrar of the university notes that appointing regular teaching staff will take more time. “The University believes that the services of the existing teaching staff appointed on an ad hoc basis under the guidelines will not be omitted or dissolved for the time being and that they may continue on an ad hoc basis on customary terms in the greater academic interest of students in different disciplines/subjects until the regular appointment of teaching staff takes place”, the letter stated.
The university urged colleges to comply with the guideline. Academic Council member Naveen Gaur welcomed the guideline and said it would help bring all ad hoc teachers back together as the new academic session kicks off on July 20.
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