Job relief for ad-hoc DU teachers
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.