Teacher recruitment 2018: Delhi University hiring drive comes to screeching halt

Teacher recruitment 2018: Delhi University hiring drive comes to screeching halt

Teacher recruitment 2018: Delhi University has suspended the recruitment process of 2000 faculty posts due to the confusion over the implementation of the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) March 5th notification on quota.

Most of the colleges under Delhi University have cancelled the interviews for the advertised posts. On the other hand, some colleges have started the interview process following the new rule. The new rule is expected to reduce representation of SCs and STs in the faculty.

The appointment process to fill the vacant posts which have been pending since 2016 was suppose to start in March. Following the standard 200-point system wherein the number of reserved positions be calculated by treating the university/institution as a single unit the university has already prepared the roster. However, there has been no clarity on which formula to be followed while making the roster.

But, after the UGC had directed all educational institutions getting grants-in-aid that reservations for SC/ST teacher posts to be calculated department-wise rather than institution-wise, the process could not move further, reports DNA.

UGC’s notification is based on an Allahabad High Court directive April 2017. However, UGC had filed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court, to withdraw the order and asked the educational institutions not to hire any faculty member using the new formula following the immense protest against the move.

Raising the issue, DU Teachers Association (DUTA) wrote to the Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar saying, “Over 4000 ad-hoc teachers currently employed in University of Delhi and its colleges were employed on the basis of 200 point Roster treating College/Department as a unit”.