On Friday, the Delhi High Court remained the decision of the Aam Aadmi Party government asking 12 DU colleges, fully funded by it, to pay outstanding salaries to staffers from the Students’ Fund.
Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) president Akshit Dahiya issues order following an appeal in the High Court seeking a stay on the Directorate of Higher Education order issued on October 16.
The Delhi HC has requested that the respondents keep up the norm until the following hearing planned for November 2.
Justice Navin Chawla approved the order on the request which claimed that the students’ funds cannot be used for paying teachers’ salaries or any other activity other than for students’ welfare. The DUSU’s consultant stated that the fund cannot be utilized for paying salaries to teachers.
The advocate Aakanksha Kaul, representing the DU, also supported the students’ petition. The Delhi University Students’ Union has protested the order of the Delhi government expecting the 12 colleges to pay the salaries of over 1,500 staff, both non-teaching and teaching, from the students’ fund and the payment should be discharged within 2 weeks. However, the college staff is not paid for the last 3 months.
The high court gave notice to the DoHE, DU, and Delhi government and looked for their answers to the request by DUSU. Justice Chawla, who orally saw that as opposed to taking students’ assets, the state ought to have paid the pay to add up to college staff, moved the case to the court of Justice Jyoti Singh before whom comparable issues are forthcoming. As per DU authorities, SSF is intended for subsidizing different student social orders at college, the unspent sum is used distinctly for student welfare.