DUTA action violates HC order: DU to Delhi HC

The Delhi University on Friday told the High Court that the university teachers` association has defied the court`s previous order restraining them from obstructing this year`s admission process.

Last Updated: Jun 25, 2010, 21:53 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi University on Friday told
the High Court that the university teachers` association has
defied the court`s previous order restraining them from
obstructing this year`s admission process by appealing to all
teachers to disassociate from the process.

Appearing for the University, counsel Mahinder Rupal
submitted before Justice Mool Chand Garg that this very court
had on Monday restrained Delhi University Teachers`
Association(DUTA) not to obstruct this year`s admission
process but on the same day DUTA again appealed to its members
to abstain from admission-related work, which is defiance of
court order.
Countering the allegation, the counsel for DUTA Rajiv
Kumar Tiwari said that by now 80 per cent of the admission
work was over and DUTA`s step would not damage the career of
a large number of students.

The teachers have been agitating against DU`s decision
implementation the semester system for undergraduate students.

Meanwhile, the court asked the DU to file a contempt
petition if the University felt that DUTA`s step was
contemptuous.

The Court was hearing a petition filed by the DU seeking
a direction to DUTA not to indulge in any agitation or
obstruct the admission process.
The University had approached the High Court after it
received letters from some college principals that on June 18
the teachers have decided to disassociate themselves from the
admission process.

Following a letter from the University Grant Commission
(UGC) on March 21, DU has implemented the semester system for
undergraduate students.

DUTA has been opposing the semester system for a long
time but matters came to a head when Vice Chancellor Deepak
Pental had approved the new curricula for 12 science courses
at the academic council meeting last month.

PTI