NOIDA– On Thursday, DUTA (Delhi University Teachers’ Association) decided to prolong its strike until 8th March. Also, they planned a Mandi House to Jantar Mantar march to showcase their demands that include promulgation of ordinance on the roster issue and making the ad-hoc teachers permanent.
These proposals were finalized by DUTA general body meeting (GBM). DUTA started its strike on Wednesday and it was expected to be called off on 1st March earlier. But now it will continue till 8th March.
Delhi University teachers were also in support of ‘Bharat Bandh’ on 5th March to mark a year since the letter striking down the 200-point reservation roster taking university/ college as a unit.
The GBM of DUTA also proposed to conduct college-to-college dharnas omn 6th March and interact with the students to get some support.
Apart from pressing their demands, the DUTA GBM also decided to raise the objection against cross-border terrorism while their march on March 7th from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar.
The major demand of teachers’ association included regularization of the ad-hoc and temporary teachers in Delhi University to ensure their future-proof career and better livelihood. More than 40,000 teachers in DU are either ad-hoc or on temporary basis.
The DUTA GBM also confirmed that the meetings of Finance Committee and the Executive Council, which were earlier scheduled on 27th Feb and 6th March respectively, have been postponed indefinitely.