Ummid Assistant

IDB scholarship forms available at Bhopal's Companion School

IGNOU's preparatory course for students desiring higher education

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » Education & Career

Court notice to Delhi University on teachers' attendance

Wednesday August 29, 2012 05:29:11 PM, IANS

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the Delhi University and the University Grants Commission (UGC) on a plea for introducing biometric attendance system for teachers to ensure punctuality.

A division bench of Acting Chief Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw sought response from the university and the UGC by Sep 19, the next date of hearing.

The public interest litigation (PIL), filed by an organisation called Indian Council of Legal Aid and Advice, said that the biometric system to register the attendance of lecturers and other teaching staff should be introduced.

It said that the system should be introduced to ensure that a teacher "adheres to the teaching hours and days prescribed by the UGC and the university rules".

Advocate R.K. Saini, appearing for the petitioner, said that the UGC in its regulations in 2010 provided that "universities and colleges must adopt at least 180 working days, that means there should be minimum of 30 weeks" of actual teaching.

He submitted that as per the UGC norms, the workload of teachers should not be less than 40 hours a week for 180 teaching days, apart from being available for at least five hours daily in the college.

"The working hours actually being put in by a lecturer/assistant professor/teacher in Delhi University daily are just about three and half hours," the petition said.

The plea said it seemed that the university was not implementing the biometric system under pressure from teacher unions.

In December 2009, the university unsuccessfully tried to introduce the biometric system in colleges.




 


 



 

Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

i

i

 

More Headlines

Bajrang Dal leader said he felt like Rana Pratap after Naroda killings

First multi-planet solar system spotted

Supreme Court upholds Kasab's death sentence

Twin blasts kill 12 at Syria funeral

US hires private firms for 'dirty work': Russian diplomat

Bus washed away in Pakistan floods; nine dead

Riot with many contrasts

SC to decide Mumbai attacker Kasab's fate Wednesday

22 Azerbaijanis face trial for spying for Iran

Police acting only against Muslims, Yadavs: RJD

Israel among top arms exporters in world: Report

No charges against US troops for Qur’an burning

France opens murder investigation in Arafat’s death: Sources

 

Top Stories

Ex BJP minister among 32 convicted in Naroda Patiya massacre

A special court in Gujarat Wednesday convicted 32 people, including a former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister, for the massacre of 97 people in Naroda Patiya locality  »

Minister's involvement only with Modi's consent: Congress on Naroda

Bajrang Dal leader said he felt like Rana Pratap after Naroda killings

 

  Most Read

Blackmail is bread and butter of BJP, says Sonia

Lashing out at the Bharatiya Janata Party for stalling parliament, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday asked her party MPs to take it head-on and said blackmail has  »

Lalu asks BJP about Reddy brothers, Sushma sticks to 'mota maal' remark

Bansal accuses BJP of fascism, rules out cancelling coal allocation

Supreme Court upholds Kasab's death sentence

The Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the death sentence of Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving Pakistani terrorist behind the 26/11 Mumbai strike that claimed 166 lives. "We are constrained to hold that the death penalty is the only sentence  »

 

  News Pick

U.S. marines punished for urinating on Taliban corpses

Pentagon on Monday announced punishments for six U.S. Army soldiers and three Marines, who pleaded guilty and been sanctioned for urinating on the corpses of Afghan Taliban fighters »

Assam violence: Sonia warns against partisan finger-pointing

Warning against "partisan finger-pointing" over the Assam violence, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday called for "strictest possible action" against those who targeted people from the northeast and indulged in "treacherous activities". Condemning the violence as "unacceptable", Gandhi  »

France opens murder investigation in Arafat’s death: Sources

French prosecutors have opened a murder enquiry into Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s 2004 death near Paris, sources close to the matter told AFP Tuesday. The probe comes after Arafat’s »

No charges against US troops for Qur’an burning

Six US army soldiers and three marines have escaped criminal charges for burning copies of the Qur’an and urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, but have received administrative punishments  »

 

Picture of the Day

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh conferring Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) to Azim Premji, the Chairman, Wipro Limited, at the Golden Jubilee Convocation of IIT Bombay, in Mumbai on August 18, 2012.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Science & Technology

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Health

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

Career

Education

     

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.