Digital Desk, Delhi. The election of Delhi University Teachers Association i.e. DUTA was conducted in Delhi University on Friday. During this, thousands of professors and teachers reached the university to vote. In the election, candidates supporting the ideology of Congress, BJP, Left and Aam Aadmi Party are in the fray. Counting of votes also started shortly after the elections concluded on Friday evening. The election officer says that the new DUTA president will be announced late at night.
DUTA is an officially recognized organization of teachers of Delhi University. Along with the university administration, the opinion of DUTA is also important on various issues of teachers, syllabus, students and education. The University Administration consults DUTA on most of the subjects. DUTA has also been consulted on the implementation of new policies. Dr. Abhadev, the current treasurer of DUTA and contesting the election of DUTA President on behalf of DTF, said that on Friday, a large number of Delhi University teachers reached the university to exercise their franchise. A large number of teachers took part in the voting, more than expected. According to Professor Abha Dev, the counting of votes has started on Friday evening.
Delhi University, one of the largest universities in the country, has seen a steady increase in the number of adhoc teachers in colleges over the past decade. The situation is that in many colleges, 60 to 70 percent of adhoc teachers are working. In these, adhoc female teachers do not get any kind of maternity leave nor are they getting medical facilities. This is the reason that various teacher organizations had made the adjustment of adhoc teacher their main issue in this election. On the other hand, ad hoc teachers of Delhi University have shown their strength and have formed Adhoc Teachers Front and have nominated Dr. Shabana Azmi of Zakir Hussain College as their candidate for DUTA election. Due to the Kovid epidemic, for the first time, the elections have been delayed by three months. By the way, its term ended on August 29 this year.
Four candidates are in the fray for the post of president. Among them, NDTF’s Professor Ajay Kumar Bhagi (Dyalsingh College) has fielded Dr. Premchand from DTF by Dr. Abhadev Habib (Miranda House), AAD. At the same time, for the first time in the history of Delhi University, Independent Accessible Voting technology was used for blind teachers. Delhi University Teachers Association i.e. DUTA used the Blind Teacher Independent Accessible Voting Technique in Delhi elections. Significantly, there are more than 100 blind teachers in the departments and colleges affiliated to Delhi University. Thanks to this technology, blind teachers do not have to take the help of any other person to cast their vote. The voting machine gives the name of the candidate on the press of a button during the voting, on the basis of which the blind teachers get their vote recognition.
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