A three-month grant will be released to 28 Delhi Government funded colleges that have been denied the funds by Delhi University. Sources report that the Delhi CM Manish Sisodia sent out a notice stating that the University of Delhi has been taking measures to halt the funding process for these 28 government-funded colleges and that steps have been taken to help the colleges with the funds.
According to the reports, the Delhi University Teachers’ Association had been protesting outside the residence of Arvind Kejriwal. The protests were for the harassment that the teachers had to face because of the dearth in the funds of these Colleges, which is also used to pay the salaries of the teachers employed in the college.
The Delhi Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia had sent a notice, which stated that the Delhi University had been “stalling the functioning of the 28 Government-Funded colleges” under them. He further added that the varsity has been delaying the process of forming the Governing Bodies that are required for the smooth functioning of a College. Stating this, Sisodia added that the DUTA had reached out to the Delhi Government to assist them in the situation that the teachers are facing due to lack of funds. The Government of Delhi has responded stating that the Directorate of Higher Education will have to release a three-month grant to these 28 Government-Funded Colleges.
Since the decision has been made, the president of DUTA Rajib Ray has stated that further “dharna” at the residence of Arvind Kejriwal will be withdrawn. He further added that many other issues will also be taken up with the Government of Delhi in the upcoming days. Issues such as sanction of new courses, arrears of the seventh pay commission, decision on the new posts that need to be added for the EWS category among others will be discussed upon.
Sources state that the tenure of all the Delhi University colleges ended on March 8th 2019. In April this year, the government had ordered that all the colleges where the varsity has not taken measures to form the governing body will not be receiving any grants for funds.
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