DUTA writes to Kejriwal on issue of 28 colleges not receiving grants

DUTA writes to Kejriwal on issue of 28 colleges not receiving grants

New Delhi, September 10: Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) has written to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the matter of employees of a total of 28 colleges, partially or completely funded by the city governments, not getting salaries on time because of stoppage of grants by the AAP dispensation.

An impasse between Delhi University and the city government has taken place due to the issue of formation of governing bodies. Both are accusing each other of delaying the process. However, the education secretary was given direction in June by Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia to make sure that funds were released to the 28 colleges for three months.

DUTA said in a letter that owing to the repeated stoppage of grants by the AAP dispensation, the employees of the 28 colleges partially or fully funded by the Delhi Government are regularly being subjected to delayed payments of salaries and other compensations.

“You would agree that this action of denial of salaries to the teaching and non-teaching staff of these colleges amounts to a violation of basic human rights. Your reasons, whatsoever they may be, do not warrant such an assault on the living conditions of the employees. The government must also immediately release funds for the additional posts that are to be created for the teaching and non-teaching staff in the wake of the EWS reservation,” it stated.

Students enrolled in these institutions are also affected by the stoppage of grants, said DUTA. It added that all colleges are in need of additional funds for salaries and infrastructural development in order to carry functioning of daily academic and administrative forces smoothly with the increase in the number of students across all disciplines under EWS.

Sisodia told media, “They (DU) are not forming governing bodies. They are deliberately not doing it because they want to do wrong appointments. They should bring governing bodies and let those bodies decide. How can we give funds when they are not bringing governing bodies?”

12 colleges fully-funded by Delhi government

  1. Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & Sports Science
  2. Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies
  3. Shaheed Raj Guru College
  4. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  5. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College
  6. Acharya Narendra Dev College
  7. Bhagini Nivedita College
  8. Keshav Mahavidyalaya
  9. Maharaja Agrasen College
  10. Aditi Mahavidyalaya
  11. Maharshi Valmiki College of Education
  12. Bhaskara Charya College of Applied Science

16 colleges partially-funded by Delhi government

  1. Shivaji College
  2. Motilal Nehru College
  3. Laxmi Bai College
  4. Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
  5. Maitreyi College
  6. SPM College for Women
  7. Satyawati College
  8. Vivekanand College
  9. Rajdhani College
  10. Kamla Nehru College
  11. Gargi College
  12. Swami Shardhanand College
  13. Kalindi College
  14. Bharti College
  15. Sri Aurbindo College
  16. Delhi College of Arts and Commerce