Decision follows Education Minister Th Basanta Singh’s assurance to address DMUTA demands in a joint meeting in his office chamber on Monday evening. However, the teachers of the five constituent colleges of DMU shall wear black badges till the issue of bifurcation and absorption is settled
Dhanamanjuri University Teachers’ Association (DMUTA) suspended the ongoing boycott of the PG and PhD/Research related activities of the university on Tuesday. DMUTA has been in agitation mode since July 21 after the state government remained indifferent to their demands over the bifurcation process of teaching and non- teaching staff of the five constituent colleges of DMU.
The decision to suspend the boycott was taken at an emergency Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday, said DMUTA Convenor General Dr K Anthony Singh in a statement.
The emergency meeting was held following Education Minister Th. Basanta Singh’s assurance to address DMUTA demands, he said. A team of DMUTA had met the minister in his office chamber on Monday evening, in the presence of the DMU VC, HTE Commissioner, UHE Director, Registrar (DMU) and UHE Additional Director, in connection with the ongoing agitation of DMUTA, he added.
The statement said the minister acknowledged the rationale behind the demands of DMUTA and a positive understanding arrived at with the Government in the meeting
“In consequence of the conditions agreed upon in the joint meeting, the teachers of the five constituent colleges of DMU shall exercise the option for absorption in DMU. Also, the ongoing boycott of the PG and PhD/Research related activities of DMU shall be temporarily suspended,” reads the resolution of the emergency Executive Committee meeting.
However, the teachers of the five constituent colleges of DMU shall wear black badges till the issue of bifurcation and absorption is settled in a way assured to them, added the resolution.
In the statement, DMUTA expressed confidence that the education minister will amicably resolve the situation as per the assurances and commitments given to them.