635 Complaint to the Parliamentary Committee even before the appointment of Professor.

Digital Desk, New Delhi. Delhi University has announced the release of 635 positions of Professor and Associate Professors in various colleges and departments. Delhi University SC, ST OBC Teachers Forum has filed complaints before the Parliamentary Committee in this matter. The forum states that the shortage and backlog of teachers has not been provided in the hiring process.

In its letter to the panel, the forum argued that the shortfall and backlog in the number of SC, ST, OBC educators listed in this advertisement is cause for concern. To address this, it has submitted a complaint with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Castes, National Commission for Backward Classes and Parliamentary Committee for the welfare of SCs and STs, seeking to reduce the clearing of reserved categories on these positions.

Teachers Forum President Dr. KP Singh Yadav has told that Professor Rajneesh Jaya, secretary, University Grants Commission (UGC) issued a circular to vice-chancellors from the various Central Universities and directed that the letter sent from the secretary, Ministry of Education dated August 24, 2021. The rules were released regarding the filling of backlog positions at universities, specifically in the SC ST OBC EWS category vacant positions. The circular for clearing backlog positions released by UGC was also distributed directly to University of Delhi. It was stated that all the vacant positions must fill within the specified time frame.

The forum claims that, as per its findings, the shortfall and backlog has not been mentioned in the advertisement published by the administration of the university for 635 vacant positions across various departments on the 17th of January, 2022. The Forum claims that there was a waiting list of these positions for a lengthy period that is not filled until date , and the positions are mentioned in the advertisement published from the University Administration. Yadav said of the published advertisement published from The Delhi University Administration for the post of Professor and Associate Professor, out of 449 Associate Professor positions, General posts of 153, SC 64 positions, ST 36, OBC123, EWS49 and PWD 24 posts have been advertised. In the same way, from the 186 professor posts, General Posts 62, SC 32 post, ST 13, OBC 51, EWS 18, and PWD 10 posts are advertised.

He claims that in the announcement of these positions, the guidelines on backlogs in the UGC as well as the Ministry of Education have been openly ignored from officials of DU administration. The Dr. Yadav said that in the circular issued by UGC, the UGC made clear to central universities that they must first fill the vacant positions from the backlog. All universities were required to fill vacant posts in mission mode within a year i.e. between 5th September 2021 and April 4, 2022. From 5th September 2021 to 4th September 2022. University of Delhi has issued an advertisement for vacant positions, in violation of the rules from UGC circular. UGC circular.

Following the circular issued by the Ministry of Education, now the UGC has issued a circular pertaining to permanent appointments to Vice-Chancellors at every Central Universities. The forum has requested for the Vice-Chancellor at Delhi University, Professor Yogesh Kumar Singh, in accordance with this circular from the UGC, by submitting an amendment to fill the vacant positions of teacher quotas and release an advertisement in which details of the backlog and shortfall posts are provided.

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