A Delhi University panel has recently given its advice for its women ad-hoc teachers working in the university.
On November 1, 2018, the Regulation Amendment Committee has advised that the ad hoc teachers must be allowed paid maternity leaves.
The committee which consists of 20 members including 4 principals and 7 academic council members besides representatives from various departments, collectively took the decision that ad-hoc teachers should get maternity leave for the remaining term, post delivery.
Ad-hoc teachers in Delhi University
According to the committee, more than 4,500 teachers are working as ad-hoc faculty in various colleges and more than half of them are women.
Professor Hansraj Suman to PTI, member of committee said that, “Women ad-hoc teachers have been facing a lot of problems as they are not entitled to maternity leaves.”
Pankaj Garg, a committee member said, “Ad-hoc teachers are appointed for four months. As of now, their situation is so bad, that some of them join work two days after delivery so that they don’t lose their jobs.”
The member also advised that if the teacher delivers at any point during the term, for the period after that, she should be given maternity leave with salary.
In this regard, the final decision will be taken by the university’s Academic and Executive Council.
The committee has also advised that ad-hoc teachers should be paid salaries during the summer and winter vacations.
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