The AAP government informed the Delhi High Court that it will soon release grant in aid for two DU colleges. Hence, two more DU colleges will be fully funded by it. Therefore, the amount for two quarters of the year 2020-2021 will be granted enabling the colleges to pay the salaries of staff members.
Which DU colleges would get the grant in aid?
Maharshi Valmiki College of Education and Keshav Mahavidyalaya are the two institutions getting the aid from AAP government. Hence, the grant in aid will be released within two days in agreement with the directions from Delhi High Court. The Delhi Government told this all to Justice Jyoti Singh from Delhi High Court.
Grant in aid given before for other colleges:
Similar cases have happened earlier with Delhi Government providing such aids. A division bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad had given a verdict to Delhi Government on 4th November. Hence, they had ordered the government to release aids for four DU colleges by 9th November.
Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, Bhagini Nivedita College, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, and Aditi Mahavidyalaya Women”s College were given financial aid equivalent to the remaining amount of two quarters. Hence, the payment of faculty and staffs was made on this aid. Therefore, the situation now is exactly similar.
Salaries and payment of staffs had been held for five long months during the lockdown by several DU colleges. However, the Delhi government instantly submitted the due amount after the High Court’s hearing. Pensions and retirement benefits of the staffs had also been held which made life difficult amidst the pandemic.
Why are DU colleges not paying salaries even after the Delhi Government’s grant in aids?
Jawahar Raja, Delhi government’s additional standing counsel said that salaries have not been paid yet to the teaching and non-teaching staff. Hence, 12 DU affiliated colleges have not yet cleared payments even after Delhi government’s assistance.