On Tuesday some DU teachers of the University of Delhi approached the Delhi High Court seeking direction to those colleges which have been fully financed by the AAP government to discharge their salaries pending for the previous four months.
According to the petition in High Court, other than teachers, there are several teaching and non-teaching staff, employees, who have not received their salaries for the months of May, June, July, and August
The eight teachers who filed the petition through advocates Ashok Aggarwal and Kumar Utkarsh said that they are members of the Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA), writing on behalf of the aggrieved employees to release funds to the Delhi government.
Enabling 12 DU colleges funded by the AAP government to pay fair salaries to the 1500 teachers and non-teaching staff working there.
Due to non-payment of salaries of teachers, the petition said, they and all other employees working with 12 colleges are going through a period of mental anguish and harassment and they said that there is an explanation on the fraction of authorities to not pay them their dues on time.
The plea acknowledged, Under Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India, read with the provisions of the Delhi University Act, 1922, the impugned act is unjust, unfair, arbitrary, discriminatory, immoral, unconstitutional.
The impugned activities are awful in the constitution as much as the equivalent is violative of the right to exist as well as the right to livelihood as ensured under Article 21 of the Constitution of India.
It directed the authorities to give salaries to the petitioners from May this year till now and also to ensure timely payment of salaries in the future.