Ministry of Human Resource Department (MHRD) Secretary, Amit Khare addressed issues of ad-hoc teachers and filling up of scores of vacant positions in his inauguration speech at Shivaji College, University of Delhi (DU).
Shivaji College witnessed Mr Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) during the inauguration of the New Wing of the college. Khare’s inauguration speech mentioned the importance of teachers, asserting that teachers are the backbone of any education system and while working for quality education the challenges faced by the teaching community need to be resolved as well. He stated that detailed discussions were held with Yogesh Tyagi, Vice-Chancellor, Delhi University to take steps for filling the vacant faculty positions and for promotion of teachers.
The MHRD has asked the Varsity to resolve the problems faced by ad-hoc teachers and also fill up the scores of vacant positions that lie unfilled. The issue has been a cause of concern to many after the controversial letter dated 28th August 2019 came into existence which involved the appointment of ad-hoc and guest lecturers. DU teachers have demanded one-time regulation for the absorption of ad-hoc teachers.
“Our ad-hocs have been pestered by such actions. One of our ad-hocs once advised us not to go into their line of career during our tutorials, this shows the frustration that has risen. A university of such a high accord is expected to be sensitive to the needs of people involved in the structure. The speech by Amit Khare gives some hope.”, says a student from Lady Shri Ram College for Women who wished to remain anonymous.
The transformation of Khare’s words into concrete actions are awaited.
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