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Job relief for ad-hoc DU teachers

'HRD ministry held meetings with DU and UGC officials and also representatives of the DUTA'

  • Published 6.12.19, 3:20 AM
  • Updated 6.12.19, 3:20 AM
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Members of DUTA protest outside the VC's office in New Delhi on Thursday. (PTI)

The central government on Thursday decided to ask the UGC to amend rules to allow universities to recruit ad-hoc teachers as a stopgap arrangement.

The decision has brought relief to 4,500 ad-hoc teachers of Delhi University colleges whose appointments had been put on hold after DU asked colleges to engage guest faculty on a temporary basis.

The HRD ministry held meetings with DU and UGC officials and also representatives of the DU teachers’ association, a letter issued by the government said.

The government has decided UGC rules will be amended to create a scope for the appointment of ad-hoc teachers till permanent appointments are made. The government also agreed to give weightage to the teaching experience of ad-hoc teachers in interview for regular facility positions.