The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) said they would stage a protest on August 21. DUTA will strike if the city government does not release enough grants for 12 DUs fully funded by it. The DU and the AAP agreement have been secured a tussle over the arrangement of overseeing bodies in 28 DU colleges completely or partially funded by it.
The Delhi University Teachers’ Association stated that there are 9 out of 12 College which is fully funded by the government. However, because of insufficient grants released the salaries are still not paid to the staff members since May.
Manish Sisodia, deputy chief minister on August 6, released a statement declaring corruption in the 12 colleges of Delhi University. Moreover, the DUTA called them unconfirmed claims in an online briefing.
DUTA president Rajib Ray said it is clear that this is another ploy for his rude and inhumane act of not issuing the necessary grant-in-aid for these DU colleges. This impacts the employees in these colleges who have gone without salary for several months.
Ray added that the staff members have gone without pay for the past months and there is no fault of the employees in this.
He mentioned that as far back as one year or more, the authorization of awards to the 12 universities 100 percent funded by the Delhi Government has been inconsistent and sporadic.
Over the top and unexplained deferrals in the arrival of awards have cripplingly affected establishments. This is absolutely inadmissible, all the more so in the current setting, when workers are engaging wellbeing and employment issues
He claimed that most of the colleges have not paid salaries to the employee for the May month. Whereas, some employees have only received their salary for the month of April.
The Delhi government had released assistance to pay salaries in three installments (the last installment for salaries from January to March for the financial year 2019-2020), and two for the financial year 2020-21.
On the discharge of each of these installments, it was drawn to the announcement of the Delhi Government that the sanctioned grants were highly inadequate and not adequate to cover the salary for the said period, he said. As per Ray, colleges have not obtained any grants for the months of June, July, or August.
On August 21, the DUTA strike will be held at Mandi House, if the sufficient grants are not released for the colleges.