DU Teachers for Strict Implementation of Reservation
The SC, ST, OBC teachers of Delhi University along with various democratic organizations and individuals of the University will hold a protest demonstration in front of the Delhi University Vice Chancellor’s office on October18, 2013.
The protest march will start at 2 pm from the Arts Faculty at the North Campus of the University. Hundreds of permanent and ad hoc teachers, students, and others are expected to participate in this historic movement against the anti-reservation policies that the Executive Council of the University adopted in its meeting on September 28, 2013.
Although the University claims to have adopted the UGC Guidelines for Strict Implementation of Reservation, 2006, the modalities adopted by the University will make the attainment of the mandatory percentage of reservation (i.e.15% for SC, 7.5% for ST, and 27% for OBC) a mirage.The Universities decision to not to fill up the backlog/shortfall will mean that numerical adequacy in terms of requisite percentage will remain illusory for more than the next couple of decades.
After the demonstration a representation will be given to the Vice Chancellor with the following demands:
1. Reservation should be implemented in all teaching and non-teaching posts in accordance with the reservation policy of the UGC Guidelines for Strict Implementation of Reservation, 2006, Government of India, and the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the cases of Indira Sawhney and R.K. Sabharwal.
2. The provisions for OBC reservation have to be treated harmoniously with the provisions of UGC Guidelines for Strict Implementation of Reservation, 2006.
3. Reservation in the appointment of Associate Professor and Professor must be implemented immediately for OBCs also along with SC/ST, as the UGC Guidelines stipulate that reservation is applicable in all teaching posts.
4. Reservation forSC/ST/OBC must be implemented in the appointment of Principal in all colleges of Delhi University.
5. Reservation in promotion for SC/ST in teaching and non-teaching posts must be implemented immediately.
6. Rosters for teaching and non-teaching posts must be prepared and operated in accordance with the OM No. 36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated 22.10.1993 and OM No.3601 2/2/96 Estt. (Res.) dated 2.7.1997 carrying forward the reservations of the previous roster to the new roster and governing the seniority of the members of the cadre at the University and College level as per the Hon’ble Supreme Court judgment in the case of R.K. Sabharwal.
7. Backlog/Shortfall of reserved posts for SC/ST/OBCs in appointments must be calculated from the date of implementation of reservationp olicy forSC/ST/OBCs and not from the date of the implementation of the 200 point rosters.
8. The backlog/shortfall of reserved posts for SC/ST/OBCs in appointments must be fulfilled on priority basis by special recruitment drives.
9. The process of the appointment in teaching and non-teaching must take place immediately in accordance with the 200 point roster as per OM No.
36012/22/93 Estt. (SCT) dated 22.10.1993.
Yasheshwar (Assistant Professor, Acharya Narendra Dev)
Hany Babu (Associate Professor, Department of English)
For The Coordinating Committee, DU Teachers for Strict Implementation of Reservation