Teachers' Body Opposes Move to Make DU V-C Eligible for Second Term

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New Delhi, March 6 -- Teachers of the Delhi University have criticised the varsity's proposal to amend an ordinance that would make the vice-chancellor eligible for a second term. They claim it is being done especially to quell any voices of dissent among them.

"The proposals to be taken up in the meeting of the Executive Council on Thursday must be opposed as they are draconian in nature and as they seek to centralize power in the hands of the individual occupying the chair of the Vice-Chancellor and make him eligible for reappointment. Both of which will result in the complete destruction of the ethos and character of Delhi University," a statement issued by the Delhi University Teachers' Association said.

According to the central government's rules, a vice-chancellor can hold the position for a maximum of five years (one term) and is not eligible for reappointment. DU is a central university.

On the agenda of the DU executive council's meeting is a plan to revise the service conditions of teachers that seeks to enforce the UGC code of professional ethics as an actionable code of conduct. …