A total of 12 DU colleges funded by the Delhi Government are facing a fund crunch. The alleged officials of some of these institutions explained that their allocated budget is slashed leaving them with no funds. Hence, because of this, these DU colleges are facing several difficulties in the payment of teachers’ salaries.
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DU registrar comes forward to help these DU colleges:
Vikas Gupta, the Delhi University registrar stood up for the 12 DU colleges funded by the Delhi government. So, he said that he will take up the issue of non-release of funds with the Delhi government soon. Also, the issue of fund crisis was even raised at the Executive Council meeting of Delhi University held on 29th October 2021.
Teachers of the 12 DU colleges funded by the Delhi government complains:
One of the senior faculty members from Maharaja Agrasen college stated that teachers have not been paid for five months straight. Also, the government has slashed their allocated budget in half. Even pensions and other allowances are not given.
Subodh Kumar is the president of the staff association of Maharaja Agrasen and coordinator of the 12 DU colleges. He said that the government is not letting any teaching and learning process happen. Also, he added that the government has an issue with DU. Hence, even before the pandemic, there had been a tussle over the formation of governing bodies. Previously, these DI colleges were getting a budget of 28 crores but it is now slashed down to 16 crores.
Also, Kumar highlighted that this treatment is inhumane. Hence, the teachers will be forced to protest to resist the government’s arm-twisting. With no salaries for 5 months straight, many teachers did even quit their jobs.