Finally, the HRD ministry has arisen from its slumber over the demand of teachers working in different leading educational institutes including colleges of Delhi University, on an ad-hoc basis. The ministry has decided to bring up a major recruitment drive for permanent faculty very soon.
Prakash Javadekar, HRD Minister, while interacting with the media said that his ministry has decided to end all ad-hoc posts and give appointments on permanent posts in Delhi University. This was a result of a plethora of protests and resentments of the teachers in this regard. The minister made it clear that each institute should not have a large number of ad-hoc teachers. It should be tagged at 5 percent of the faculty instead of the present 50 percent, which is too high.
The minister also said that his ministry has provided money for hiring faculty. He expressed his hope that down the line in two- years, all the teaching posts in most of the educational institutions would be filled.
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The Delhi University has alone, more that 900 vacant posts. Many of the ad-hoc teachers are working over the years in the same post with meagre amounts and are not getting additional benefits. There is no certainty of their jobs becoming permanent and as a result, they are in a constant fear or psychosis of losing their jobs. Besides that, they have been facing a plethora of problems. These ad-hoc teachers have to take extra classes. Their work load is much bigger than the teachers on the permanent role. They even have to face insult and derogatory remarks from other staff members which left them having a feeling of inferiority complex.
The minister also mentioned how the process has been initialized to fill up the vacancies in Kendriya Vidyalayas.