9,000 ad-hoc DU teachers to be permanent within one year: Prakash Javadekar
More than 9,000 ad-hoc posts of teachers in Delhi University will be regularised within a year, the government said on Monday.
Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar told the Lok Sabha that part-time employment is not the policy of the central government and it wants to make the teachers' appointment permanent.
"Our policy is permanent employment. Therefore, in the Delhi University case, where there were more than 9,000 ad-hoc posts, we have made it compulsory and there was a court case also. Now, the solution is that within one year, all these posts will be made permanent and not temporary," he said during Question Hour.
The minister said even those who were appointed part-time teachers or temporary or ad-hoc teachers, they are paid the regular salary of Assistant Professor.
"So, there is no discrimination and we want to fill up these posts and we have taken many measures to fill all these vacancies," he said.
Javadekar said the HRD ministry has been monitoring the teachers recruitment process regularly and it is a continuous process.
"As far as the Delhi University is concerned, now we have solved the problem which was pending for 10 years and we are tracking it every month," he said.
The minister said new recruitment in Delhi University is on and all posts of ad-hoc teachers will be made permanent within one year and the procedure is being followed in all 41 universities in the country.
"We have created a special mechanism by which we are monitoring recruitments and now we are mandating that all vacancies should be notified in every 15 days and that will be reviewed by universities and that will be available on the UGC website also," he said.