After strikes by teachers, DU V-C orders `no work no pay`

With a series of teachers` strikes hampering the academic session of Delhi University, the administration of the institution has issued a circular to all college principals asking them to enforce a "no work no salary" model.

New Delhi: With a series of teachers`
strikes hampering the academic session of Delhi University,
the administration of the institution has issued a circular to
all college principals asking them to enforce a "no work no
salary" model and warn the staff members of the same.

The Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA), which
has been at loggerheads with the Vice Chancellor, however
condemned the letter terming it "illegal" and a sign of the
university administration`s "frustration".

DUTA has called a number of strikes in the past few
months, the last of which ended today, in protest against the
implementation of the semester system, leading to disruption
of classes. DUTA has also said that classes by the teachers
were being conducted in the annual mode, and not in the
semester mode.

The University sent a circular to all principals of
colleges, saying the VC in exercise of his powers conferred
under the statute 11G of the University statute, has decided
that the teachers who abstain from duty due to dharnas and
demonstrations henceforth should not be paid for the period.
It said the principal "as Drawing and Disbursement
officer of the college shall be responsible for deduction of
salary", and that the circular be brought to the notice of the
teachers and staff.

The DUTA, which is also protesting the continuation of
Vice-Chancellor Deepak Pental in office even after the expiry
of his term, reacted by saying that such a statement was
"blatantly illegal" as the matter comes only under the purview
of the Executive Council.

A three-day strike by DUTA against Pental`s continuation
in office ended today and the agitating teachers will have an
interaction with students tomorrow an all semester-related
issues. The DUTA had earlier assured the students that the
teachers will compensate for the classes lost due to the
strikes.

-PTI

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