An odd controversy has emerged these days at one of the most prestigious Indian educational institute, I.e., the University of Delhi. The matter is concerned with 28 colleges of the University of Delhi. These 28 colleges are the colleges funded by the Delhi government. So the governing body of these colleges comprises members nominated from the Delhi government. These 28 colleges alumni have been well-known intellectuals, celebrities, and several sports and arts persons.
But the list submitted by the Delhi government of nominated members for governing bodies includes people like property dealers, saloon runners, and electricians. Apart from all these names, there are names of a few professors who teach as guest teachers at the University. Kejriwal government named them as social workers. Lately, in a similar way, Kejriwal gave the place to a body of journalists who works for him.
The government was however enforcing pressure on Yogesh Tyagi, the Vice-chancellor of the University of Delhi. The VC in its response bestowed an objection and sent the list back to the Kejriwal government. Even after the objection, the Kejriwal government sent back the list with the same names. Due to this, these colleges have not yet formed their governing bodies.
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The delay in the formation of government bodies has induced an issue in payment of salaries to DU staff and teachers. Over 12 DU colleges are facing immense problems as they are fully funded by the Delhi government. The list proposed by the Delhi government comprises of various names to which the University administration has objected. The objection was laid to the Delhi government in October last year. Recently, the Deputy CM Manish Sisodia in a letter to DU VC asked to adhere to the list and form the governing bodies. Manish Sisodia has also accused DU Vice-Chancellor of committing corruption.
Names Proposed by Kejriwal Government for Formation of Governing Bodies
One of the names from the so-called prominent names from the list of governing bodies suggested by the Delhi gov. is Harun Salmani. Harun has done his education from Open School and has been proposed to the governing board of Acharya Narendra Dev College. Salmani runs a salon in Indraprastha Extension. Another member named Nitin Bhot who is a property dealer has been chosen for Aditi Mahavidyalaya.
As per the report, the man claims to have been in constant reach of Delhi University students since he was in DU. However, the man is said to be a former student of BA at IGNOU. It is believed that these nominated persons are a part of the Aam Aadmi Party and might have paid for it.
In the Delhi University colleges, the governing body holds a direct intervention in all recruitment matters including the recruitment of professors. Besides this, the governing bodies also comprise of financial rights. Delhi University administration’s concern in the matter has aroused. Since all the members of the governing body hold a direct intervention in managerial functions.