Delhi University professor asks PM Modi to look after violation of quota norms in Dalit Teachers appointment

A Delhi University professor has penned down a letter to the Prime Minister of India in order to address the alleged violation of quota norms in teachers’ appointment at the University. The professor from Delhi University has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing various central universities of violating several reservation norms in appointing Dalit teachers and requested him to look into the matter. In his open letter to the Prime Minister, Delhi University’s Academic Council member Professor Hansraj Suman requested him to ensure that the vacant posts for professors in central varieties are filled up as per the regulations for reservation in appointments of SC/ST teachers.

He claimed that the Dalit teachers have not been happy due to lack of implementation of the reservation policies in various central universities. He also stated there are many posts for which there was no reservation policy in place in many varsities, giving the varieties a free hand in the matter, he wrote in the letter.

Last week, Delhi University panel suggested that ad-hoc or the temporary teachers working in the varsity must be granted maternity leaves during pregnancy. The Regulation Amendment Committee also recommended that ad-hoc teachers should be paid salaries during the summer and winter vacations. As per one of the members of the committee, more than 4,500 teachers are right now working as ad-hoc faculty in different colleges and more than half of them are women.

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