12 Delhi government-funded colleges in Delhi University in salary boil
The issue of the Delhi government’s non-release of funds for 12 fully-funded Delhi university colleges is brewing yet again, with the DU Teachers Association (DUTA) calling for the university to be closed from today. Teachers at these colleges say the fourth quarter grant, which was due in January, has yet to be released and the third quarter grant has not been released in full, meaning that they had received their last salary for October or November. , according to the college.
The issue of irregular and delayed disbursement of funds to these colleges has been a point of contention between the colleges, the Delhi government and DU for over a year now.
DUTA wrote to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday to inform him of the university’s closure. “Teachers are at the end of their rope with this inhuman treatment… The government’s categorical stance has left us with no choice but to call for a complete stop… We hope you will respond adequately to the gravity of the situation and that you will take steps to release the grants immediately, ”the letter read.
Meanwhile, teachers at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College – one of the affected colleges – began a “non-cooperation movement” on Monday, ending all teaching and official duties.
“The last salary we received was for October. There are 30 ad hoc teachers in our college, who in addition have not received their two months of summer salary for 2020 and 2019. It’s the end of the fiscal year and we have our taxes and other debts owing. settle or else we will have to pay penalties. Most of us receive notices from our landlords or are flagged in default on our loan payments, ”said Mahaveer Genwa, president of the DDU College Staff Association.
The director of the college, Hem Chand Jain, said the conditions were “impossible to work”. “The teachers are in a hurry. They are my colleagues and ask me for help but there is nothing I can do. The only solution to the problem is for the Delhi government to release the funds… Three of our accounts were seized by the MCD for non-payment of Rs 3 crore in property tax… The budget we presented for the year was Rs 52 crore, but we only got Rs 22 crore, ”he said.
The rest of the 11 colleges are Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, Aditi Mahavidyalaya, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Bhagini Nivedita College, Acharya Narendra Dev College, Maharishi Balmiki College of Education , Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Science, Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Science and Maharaja Agrasen College.
The staff associations of these colleges also said that the second demand after the release of salaries would be independence from the Delhi government. “We trusted the government because they had said in a court affidavit that they were going to release the fourth grant in January, but they seem to feel like they need to take these colleges back like they are trying to do with it. College of Art. . Since we are DU employees and not the Delhi government, we have planned to ask DU to take over these colleges, ”said Subodh Kumar, Chairman of Maharaja Agrasen College Staff Association.