JNU issued show-cause notice to 48 professors for protesting against vice-chancellor's policies, claim teachers

New Delhi: The JNU administration on Thursday issued show-cause notices to 48 teachers for allegedly participating in a day strike on 31 July against the policies implemented by the vice chancellor, said a varsity professor. The decision was finalised at the Executive Council meeting of the varsity held on Thursday, claimed JNU professor Ayesha Kidwai.

File image of the JNU campus. News18

File image of the JNU campus. News18

"The notices issued say that the act of a peaceful strike is in contravention of the statutes, rules and regulations of the university. We are extremely disturbed by the manner in which a democratic act of protest is being treated as an act of indiscipline and illegality," Kidwai said. On 31 July, teachers carried placards and wore black badges to express their resistance to the policy decisions of the vice chancellor.

Meanwhile, a statement from the varsity said that the Executive Council (EC) on Thursday proposed to name the School of Management and Entrepreneurship as Atal Bihari Vajpayee School of Management and Entrepreneurship to pay tribute to the former Prime Minister who passed away on 16 August.  The EC also decided to introduce attendance for all regular faculty members, which was approved by the Academic Council last month, the statement said. The provision of introducing biometric attendance for teachers has been condemned by members of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers' Association.

The EC has also decided for funding from Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA) under HRD Ministry's New funding scheme for creating state-of-the-art research infrastructure, additional hostel accommodation and student facilities, said the varsity.

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Updated Date: Aug 24, 2018 08:59:08 IST

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