On Monday, the Delhi High Court rejected to vacate for now an interim order of stay on a state government decision to ask DU colleges to pay the pending salaries by using the SSF (Student Society Fund).
A bench headed by Justice Jyoti Singh denied staying the interim order passed after commenting that the stand of these colleges is significant but has not been made a party to the petition filed by Delhi University Students Union (DUSU).
The petitioner’s counsel Jivesh Tiwari was asked by the court to shift an application by the next date of hearing. So that to make the colleges a party to the said petition.
Take requisite steps to make the colleges as a party and if they fail to do so, I will vacate the interim order, the court said.
The further hearing is scheduled for 5 November.
The court was encountering the issue relating to the use of the Students Security Funds (SSF) for the payment of salaries to 12 colleges affiliated to the Delhi University but 100 percent funded by the Delhi government staff members.
On October 23, Justice Navin Chawla had stayed the government order to direct for the payment of the pending salaries.
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The plea filed by the DUSU argued that the Directorate of Higher Education (DHE) order the 12 colleges to utilize funds deposited by students in the Student Society Fund and maintained by the respective colleges, instead of the release of grant in aid and appropriate funding, was illegal.
Many teachers and staff members are waiting for their salaries for the past many months. Due to the delay, DUTA has also put up many strikes.