A delegation of the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) met the University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman on Tuesday to raise issues related to funding and service conditions in the draft UGC Regulations, 2018.
Mr. Ray said the UGC Chairman gave them a patient hearing, promised examine the issues raised by them and meet them after a month to take stock of the situation.
The “retrograde” recommendations of the 7th pay revision were also discussed.
The delegation said they spoke to the UGC Chairman about the threat of reduced funding to colleges, which they felt would mark the death knell for public-funded higher educational institutions as institutions will be starved of funds or massive fee hike will affect students from socially and economically deprived sections.
‘Anti-teacher policies’However, the DUTA said it has decided to step up it’s agitation to put pressure on the government to desist from its “anti-teacher and anti-education policies” with a march to the Human Resource Development Ministry office on Friday to defend public-funded higher education.