Delhi government has decided to freeze all appointments in Delhi University colleges funded by it till governing body members are appointed in these colleges. The order has provoked strong reactions from teacher groups and BJP, who are accusing the government of “playing a game to appoint its own teachers”.
There are 28 Delhi University colleges that are fully or partially funded by the Delhi government.
“On April 6, we received a communication from the government, asking us to stall appointments. Teachers appointments were going on for the past few months, but they will be stalled now till the formation of governing bodies,” a college principal told Newsline.
“Ban on appointment of teachers in government-aided colleges is part of game by the new government to appoint its own recommended teachers. Delhi BJP will examine the possibility of going to court in the matter,” state BJP president Satish Upadhyay said.
“Due to this ban, colleges will not be able to appoint teachers before the new session and this step directly interfering with the education system has shown how low Kejriwal government can stoop for political benefits.”
“This ban…shall inordinately delay regularisation of at least 200 young ad hoc teachers,” Inder Mohan Kapahi, founding member on National Democratic Teachers Front, wrote on his Facebook page.
Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) has, however, claimed the move will help put a brake on the “unfair appointments going on in the university”.
Of the 15 governing body members, five are nominated by the government. “But most of these 28 colleges are existing on truncated governing bodies without any nominees from the government. For some time now, the university has been creating problems in sending out a list to the government to appoint these members,” DUTA president Nandita Narain said.