DUTA Calls For Strike over alleged Delhi University Teachers’ Recruitment Scam

Faculty of Law, University of Delhi has again come into limelight for its administrative lapses. This came after a group of ad-hoc teachers alleged scam in appointment of 126 candidates to the post of Assistant Professors.


The teachers said that the appointment is gross violation of UGC norms and guidelines and University bye-laws. Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) came in support of the ad-hoc teachers with announcing a university strike on Tuesday (February 6, 2018) and March from Arts Faculty to VC Office (Gate No. 1) followed by Public Meeting.


“The DUTA expresses great shock and dismay that in the permanent appointments made in the Law Faculty a significant number of ad-hoc teachers with long years of service have been displaced,” DUTA said in a statement.

“The marks of the candidates under 50:30:20 were not shared with the Executive Council of 30 January which approved appointments in various departments including Law Faculty, CIE and Patel Chest Institute,” the teachers body said.

“Suddenly on the night of January 30th, 2018 some of the applicants started receiving call to join as Assistant Professor, in absence of an official declaration of result anywhere on University website, national dailies, or any other public platform,” alleged a press release from ad-hoc teachers working in DU.


The teachers said applications were invited through advertisement, vide Advt. No. Estab. IV/258/2017 dated 27.01.2017.

In the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, with its 3 centres (Campus Law Centre, Law Centre-I and Law Centre-II) around 100 teachers including adhoc and guest teachers were already teaching, with teaching experience ranging upto 12 plus years.

Meanwhile, DUTA is also planning to observe another total Bandh on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 against ‘negative recommendations of Pay Revision Notification and 30 -70% funding formula and to demand Roll Back of API and an enabling promotion scheme’.

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