Lucknow University teachers oppose roster system for appointments
LUCKNOW: More than 50 teachers of Lucknow University from OBC and SC/ST categories took mass casual leave and took out a protest march from the campus to Ambedkar statute in Hazratganj on Tuesday against 13-point roster system for appointments on teaching posts.
Raising slogans against the central government, the teachers said the 13- point roster system approved by the Supreme Court will reduce the number of teaching vacancies for OBC and SC/ST categories as it counts department as a unit for implementing reservation. They demanded that the central government should bring an ordinance to re-instate 200-point roster system which was followed earlier and in which each university was counted as a unit instead of department. LU Teachers’ Association general secretary Prof Vineet Kumar Verma accused the NDA government of not being able to put forth the case properly in the Supreme Court. Prof Sudhir Kumar said the Modi
government was implementing RSS’s ‘Manuvadi’ agenda which was depriving the weaker and backward classes of their rights.