NOTE – For the purpose of this Clause “teachers will be understood to be those holding a permanent whole time post, with requisite service in the college in question.”
The DUTA has received a representation in this regard from the Staff Association of Bhagini Nivedita College and the concerned teacher (copy attached). A DUTA delegation took the matter up with the Principal on the 17th August, and was informed by her that she has sent the matter to the University for “clarification”. No reply has come from the University administration so far.
Bhagini Nivedita College is a Delhi Government governed college. A meeting of the newly-constituted Governing Body has been scheduled for 28th August, in which the Chairperson will be elected. It is quite clear that the illegal denial of membership to a senior teacher is a ploy being used by the University administration as well as the Principal to manipulate and influence the election of the Chairperson in the meeting on the 28th. The DUTA demands that a letter of membership be issued immediately to Dr Uma Nijhawan, failing which the DUTA will be compelled to resort to direct action.
It appeals to the newly appointed members of the Governing Body not to fall prey to the continued machinations of a thoroughly discredited University administration to deny legitimate membership to a teacher representative and subvert the proper constitution of the Governing Body as per the Act, Statutes and Ordinances of Delhi University.
(Content published is press release of DUTA)