12 D.U. colleges funded by Delhi govt. facing fund crunch owing to slashing of funds: Officials

University registrar Vikas Gupta mentioned they’ll take up the difficulty of non-release of funds with the AAP authorities.

The 12 Delhi University colleges funded by town authorities are facing a fund crunch as their allotted budgets have been slashed, alleged officers of some of these establishments.

Due to this, these establishments are additionally facing difficulties in paying salaries of lecturers, they claimed.

D.U. registrar Vikas Gupta mentioned they’ll take up the difficulty of non-release of funds with the AAP authorities. The subject was additionally raised on the Executive Council assembly of the college held on October 29.

A senior school member of Maharaja Agrasen College, claimed, “Teachers have not been paid their salaries for five months. The government has slashed the allocated budget by half. Not only salaries, the teachers are not getting their pension and other allowances.” Explaining the scenario, Subodh Kumar, president of workers affiliation of the Maharaja Agrasen College and coordinator of all of the 12 colleges, mentioned lecturers need the instructing studying course of to proceed however the authorities shouldn’t be letting it occur.

“The government has an issue with the Delhi University. The issue has been going on before the Covid pandemic. There was a tussle over the formation of governing bodies but they were formed.

“Then they (govt) alleged corruption in colleges and regardless of numerous audits, they didn’t discover something. After the pandemic, they mentioned they do not have cash and slashed the funds. Earlier we (the school) have been getting Rs 28 crore which has been introduced down to Rs 16 crore,” he claimed.

Apart from Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, other colleges funded by city government are Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, Aditi Mahavidyalaya, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Bhagini Nivedita College, Acharya Narendra Dev College, Maharishi Balmiki College of Education, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Science, Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Science and Maharaja Agrasen College.

Terming it ‘inhuman treatment’, Mr. Kumar said teachers will be forced to protest to resist this arm-twisting by the government.

Such is the crisis that teachers have been forced to quit jobs, he said.

Hem Chand Jain, principal of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, said, “Last yr, the federal government had launched 42 crore (to the school) however this yr they decreased it to Rs 28 crore. We have acquired two instalments however trying on the scenario, this cash will solely enable us to pay salaries of six months,” he claimed.

The dearness allowance and other allowances have increased under the seventh pay commission and 80 teachers have received promotions along with non staffers, he said.

Before the Covid pandemic, the college had 122 teachers, but now we have 115 teachers, Mr. Jain said.

“Seven lecturers have left the job, together with six ad-hoc lecturers. One of the ad-hoc lecturers is working in a faculty since she mentioned she would a minimum of get her wage on time,” Mr. Jain added.

PTI , 2021-11-01 03:57:16

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