Teachers and staff of 12 Delhi University Colleges have not received their salary for the last four months and the teachers are now preparing for a big demonstration. On Sunday, the teachers of DU’s Maharaja Agrasen College told in a press conference that the teachers and staff have not received salary since December last year, due to which it has become difficult for everyone to drive home. Teachers have said that in a crisis like COVID, the Delhi government has stopped salary grants and the government is stopping this grant by making different excuses from 2019.
Moreover, Teachers have asked Delhi University to intervene in the matter and appealed to Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) to take the issue seriously and prepare for a road strike. Teachers also alleged that the government is following the path of the provision of National Education Policy to generate funds on its own.
Subodh Kumar, president of Maharaja Agrasen College’s staff association, said that the Delhi government gets 100% grant to 12 colleges but their salary has been stopped for four months. Even the September salary was received in November. The financial year is being completed and their loan, EMI, children’s fees are pending.
This is very unfortunate. They will pass the resolution on Monday and appeal to DUTA to go on strike. Funds have not been provided for not only salary but also medical bills, scholarships, telephones, and electricity bills. He also said that DU also cannot withdraw from its role. They should take steps to overtake colleges.
On this occasion, Dr. Naveen Kumar said, they have not missed the class even in this Crisis. Whatever problem is solved by governments at their level, teachers should not suffer. They do not have a political agenda, they just want their salary.
Ambedkar College Teacher, Sujit Kumar said, they have not received salary since November. Now they do not even have money for the internet, so how will they take an online class.