The Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) is all set to take on the Delhi varsity administration again. This time it is until there are concrete resignations. This step is being taken stating that the university administration was guilty of resorting the worst form of behaviour after they had successfully agitated for the roll-back of the FYUP programme.
The first is a dharna which they intend to carry out at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday to demand the "removal of the Vice-Chancellor so that normalcy can be restored at Delhi University," along with some of the other long-standing teacher issues that they want to be resolved.
One of the main demand of the teachers is the withdrawal of the UGCs code of conduct that has been made actionable.
The association says that some of the rules are so hazy that it leaves room for interpretation, and is a tool that has been made use of by the university administration to victimise teachers.
"The word actionable means termination. The manner in which the teachers have been victimised for their normal duties has worried us all. It is only going to get worse. We have been individually targeted for the agitations we carried out for the roll-back of the four-year undergraduate programme," said DUTA president Nandita Narain.
The teachers this past year have had their salaries cut every time they took part in a protest.
"Even on public gazetted holidays our salaries were illegally cut. This is only part of the victimisation that the university has been indulging in," the DUTA president added.
Immediate appointments with the correct rooster system, where teachers are hired when reservations are made on a department-wise basis; and no retrospective implementation of the points system when it comes to promotions are some of their other main demands.