Women illustration in the brand new Lucknow University Teachers Association (LUTA) physique is ready to be diminished from the moderately embarrassing two members to only one after the April 29 LUTA elections.
The lone ladies consultant in LUTA could be Mrinalini Singh, declared elected unopposed because the Legislation school consultant. Nevertheless, for the opposite key positions of president, basic secretary, vice chairman, treasurer or joint secretary, solely male teachers are in contest.
Women teachers make up for almost 30 p.c of the full 378 voters, stated Rajiv Manohar, returning officer, LUTA elections.
Prof Vineet Kumar Verma, LUTA president stated: “The disinterest of girls teachers in LUTA polls may very well be as a result of they aren’t in contesting elections. The current LUTA physique had Pratibha Raj Singh (joint secretary) and Richa Pandey (arts consultant).
Professor Nishi Pandey, who as soon as contested LUTA president elections in early 2000 stated: “Even right now LU system is deeply rooted in a patriarchal mindset.”
“If any ladies candidate contests elections, it turns into a gender battle. I contested solely to make an announcement as a result of one of many male teachers who was contesting the LUTA president’s submit was concerned in a sexual harassment case and no sturdy male candidate stood reverse him. The minute I filed my nomination, two different male candidate’s professor RC Rastogi and professor JV Vaishampayan additionally filed nominations. I backed professor Rastogi,” she stated.
For the April 29 LUTA ballot, three teachers contesting for LUTA chief embrace Mohd Ahmed (Legislation), Dinesh Kumar (Training) RB Singh (Physics). An equal quantity is contesting for basic secretary together with Anitya Gaurav (AIH), Ajay Arya (Geology) and Pawan Kumar Mishra (Sociology).
5 teachers are contesting for 3 posts of vice presidents together with Arun Kumar (Training), OP Shukla (Defence Research), Ram Milan (Commerce), Satish Chandra (Legislation) and S Arshad Ali Jafri (Oriental and Persian).
Three teachers elected unopposed as joint secretaries are: Nand Kishor (Legislation), Akash Asthana (Statistics) and Pramod Gupta (Sociology). HN Prasad (English) was elected unopposed as treasurer. All school representatives too have been elected unopposed. They’re: Fazil Ahsan Hashmi, Jitendra Kumar and Prashant Shukla (Arts representatives). Gyan Prakash (Commerce), Hemendra Kumar Singh (Training), Alok Kumar (Positive Arts), Mrinalini Singh (Legislation consultant) and Amit Kumar Singh and Ashutosh Singh for Science consultant.