The committee is demanding the government to settle the case of absorption of the existing teachers of the constituent colleges of DMU before any fresh recruitment.
Ad-hoc Committee of Constituent Colleges of Dhanamanjuri University (DMU) held a sit-in demanding the government to settle the case of absorption of the existing teachers of the constituent colleges of DMU before any fresh recruitment. The Saturday’s sit-in was hosted by DM College of Commerce.
Speaking to media persons, College of Commerce Teachers Forum general secretary Jayenti Ningombam said that even before there any staff of DMU, the teachers of colleges under the university have been teaching. But it is unfortunate that the government is trying to initiate fresh recruitment without any concern about the existing teachers, she lamented.
Even if the fresh recruitment is to be done, it should be done after absorbing the existing teachers, she said. An ultimatum was served regarding the issue, but there has been no response from the government. Consequently, the teachers have stopped taking online classes and other activities since January 2. A sitint was also organised on January 6 and 7, she added.
Maintaining that it is sad not to teach the students, Jayenti urged the government to listen to their demands and work on it at the earliest. She also warned that different forms of democratic agitations will be launched if the government remains unfazed.
Meanwhile, Dhanamanjuri University of Science Students’ Union has urged for an amicable solution amongst the teachers and the government in the interest of the students. The union also asserted not to victimize the students because of the deadlock between the two.
The student union in a release said that while other universities have completed the examination of odd semesters and classes for the even semester have already begun, for DMU no class for odd semester has begun.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the students community, the imbroglio has made it worse, it added. It urged the government and teachers to find a solution at the earliest.