Delhi University professors & senior faculty members will receive a five-year extension from Delhi University once they leave office. According to DU authorities, this decision has been made to support India’s innovation culture & re-hire university researchers. Further details are given below.
The age of retirement has now been fixed at 65 years depending on the latest policies for Delhi University professors. Delhi University professors also weren’t given any extensions after they retired. To rehire “research-based Delhi University professors,” the prestigious university has now finally agreed to create a set of recommendations.
On April 10, 2023, the DU Supervisory Committee will be introduced with a 14-point report that DU has compiled for their consideration.
Intellectual staff members at the university can retire at age 65. Even so, the university wants to introduce regulations that would grant Delhi University professors a five-year expansion. We are optimistic that the rules would be accepted at the following session. This action will support the framework for the research of culture and the rehiring of academics who value research.
No researcher as well as a professor over the age of 70 will now be qualified for re-employment under such new regulations. The professor or veteran university lecturer will need to send their request for re-employment before their time of retirement, by the rules established by Dans.
An advisory council might well receive the proposal after it had been forwarded. The vice chancellor of DU, Yogesh Singh, would recommend a chairman to lead this advisory committee.
The panel would also include the chair, the research council, the dean of research, the dean of the relevant academic staff, the dean of academic affairs, the relevant head of the department, and the combined secretary.
After receiving approval from the university, the professor will resume his or her employment. The professor will not retain an admin job, according to Delhi University. The processor’s financial resources will also be constrained.
According to the rules, the re-employment will also depend on the university’s approval regarding his actions as an instructor, his prosecutorial background, and his financial responsibility. However, some teachers disagree with these rules, claiming they would encourage a culture of favouritism.
Moreover, they (the university) are trying to build a hierarchy system within the university guideline that would not be applicable for college teachers”
Rajesh Jha a former Delhi University Executive Council members
Aditya Narayan Misra, a representative of the central committee, said in a statement to the Landmark Post that “the resolution to raise the retirement age for the mentioned posts of Delhi University officials was passed on August 17.” Council members also approved the UGC recommendation during a conference.
Misra also stated, “The passed proposal also finalized a relaxation of the teaching hours for Delhi University assistant professors & associate professors. The council has lowered the mandatory teaching time for varsity assistant professors from 18 to 16 hours a week and for associate professors from 18 to 14 hours per week. In addition, a top executive member of the university stated: “It was decided in the meeting that weightage will be given to the teachers who will have more teaching experience in comparison to others.”
Now deserving scholars and researchers can continue their work even post 5 years of their retirement. This initiative by Delhi University is appreciated by many senior researchers, but some of them are opposing it due to the insecurity and emergence of favouritism among the faculty members of the University of Delhi.