On Tuesday Delhi University Teachers’ wing of AAP government for non-payment of salaries to over 12 professors of Delhi University’s fully funded college demanded a CAG inquiry. The AAP government and the University of Delhi are combatting over the formation of governing bodies in over 28 colleges of Delhi University which are partially or fully funded by the Delhi government.
Staffers from these twelve fully funded Delhi University colleges have claimed that the AAP government has released inadequate funds and therefore professors have not been paid their salaries yet.
An inquiry has been called upon by the Delhi Teachers Association to the Controller Auditor General (CAG) in the prevailing matter of due salaries.
Manoj Singh Kumar, Secretary of DTA have demanded that the matter of unpaid salaries should be interrogated at College levels and DU administration levels. He further added that salaries of DU professors and staff should not be put on hold due to the CAG investigation.
Professor Hansraj Suman, in-charge of DTA while addressing a press conference said the functioning of appointed government bodies of Delhi government was being hindered by the college administrations.
He said that on Thursday governing bodies of the Delhi government were appointed in these colleges, however, the college administration of these colleges did not allow them to perform their functions. Ha added that the AAP government has almost doubled the annual budget of these colleges to Rs 243 crore, yet these colleges are unable to pay their staff.
DTA Secretary Manoj Singh said that the news that the Delhi government is not paying the salaries to professors is being spread all over. He included that he had a meeting with Maish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi regarding the prevailing issue.
No Promotion of Professors at Delhi University since last 10 Years
Mr. Singh said the Delhi University has not appointed any professor for the last 15 years and further questioned that should the Delhi government be held responsible for this? Also, Delhi University has not promoted any professor for the past 10 years. He said should the Delhi government be held responsible for this too?
The teachers of these fully funded 12 Delhi University colleges said that in the rule of Congress government, the budget was Rs 121.82 crores, however, this budget has been increased to Rs 243 crore by the AAP government in the last five years.
In short, the budget of the Delhi University colleges has been doubled by the Delhi government while the colleges are still claiming that they are unable to pay their staff due to insufficient budget. The DU colleges have not yet paid the pensions and medical bills of various professors. Professor Suman said that the reason behind this abnormality should come up before the public.