DTF submits memorandum to VC on pressing issues.
Prof. Deepak Pental
University of Delhi
Delhi – 110007
18 June 2009
Dear Prof. Pental,
We wish to draw your attention to the following issues that need to be addressed and taken up with the MHRD and the UGC for immediate redressal:
The fitment tables for fixation of pay of existing incumbent teachers and librarians issued by the MHRD on 4 June 2009 are flawed and prejudicial to the teaching profession. In Table 4, the pay in pay band for all those drawing a basic salary of 13260, 13680, 14100, 14520 in the pre-revised pay scale has been fixed at 37400. This deprives all those drawing 14100 and above of one increment. This reflects the government’s attitude towards the teaching profession. As the Vice-Chancellor, you should also take up the case of Lecturers and Sr. Lecturers who have now been given AGPs of 6000 and 7000. The pay in pay band being given to these AGPs is the same as what is being given to government servants with GPs of 5400 and 6600 respectively. This negates the government’s claim of making the teaching profession attractive.
The UGC regulation issued through a notification on 1 June 2009 withdrawing exemption from NET for those possessing MPhil is a cause of concern. Large numbers of aspirants and those teachers in temporary positions will be denied appointment. It should be brought to the notice of the UGC that since the introduction of NET there has been no consistency. Exemptions are provided and withdrawn depending on convenience. It also shows that the UGC has scant regard for research. The UGC should be asked to make amendments to the regulation so that all those who are registered for MPhil before June 2009 may be exempted from the NET.
It is unacceptable that the University appointed teachers have not received 40% of their arrears due in the last financial year till date. This should be redressed without any further delay.
It is a matter of serious concern that the University has not implemented the guidelines on SC/ST reservation, specifically in reservation at all entry levels, in violation of the constitutional provisions. Further, the University is guilty of manipulating the reservation roster in teaching. Many Departments have been left out of the reservation roster. Such non-transparent and arbitrary implementation of the roster is also a reflection of a bias against reservation.
We urge your immediate intervention and action on these issues.
Abha Dev Habib