Delhi University Teachers on 5 Day Strike
By calling Policy Assault on higher education in the country the Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) is on a five-day strike from today. To mark their opinion against center/state’s 70:30 formula.
Teachers from Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) claims that the center/state's 70:30 formula for funding universities would lead to privatization and commercialization of public-funded education in the country, making it inaccessible to large sections of students.
The teachers' body wants inclusion of 100% financial assistance to institutions of higher education for uniform and simultaneous implementation of 7th Pay Revision Scales in all states, and withdrawal of proposals replacing grants by loans through HEFA, Graded Autonomy, and Autonomous College Scheme.
The Teachers' Association has also demanded a circular notifying fresh reservation rosters for SC/ST category be withdrawn immediately and consultation with stakeholders held. "The 5th March 2018 letter of the UGC marks a significant U-turn in the reservation policy of the government as it directs universities to prepare rosters Department/Subject-wise. As a result, there will not be adequate representation in teaching positions for SC/ST/OBC categories as per the Constitutional requirement of 15%, 7.5%, and 27% respectively," DUTA said in a statement.
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