The Delhi Government on Monday sanctioned over Rs.19 crore for the payment of pending salaries of employees from four Delhi University colleges.
After months of tussle and endless rounds of arguments between the Delhi Government and the employees of Delhi University, the High Court directed the Delhi Government to sanction funds for the payment of salaries to the teaching and non-teaching staff of four colleges of DU – Aditi Mahavidyalaya, Bhagini Nivedita College, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies and Dr Br Ambedkar College, which are fully funded by the Delhi Government.
However, DUTA (Delhi University Teachers Association), which has been fighting tooth and nail to make sure that the professors receive their long due salaries, was not pacified by this decision.
“The Delhi Government refuses to acknowledge its role in the precipitation of crisis in these colleges with its obdurate refusal of grants to these colleges, as a result of which the employees of these colleges have been forced to survive without salaries for more than six months,” the DUTA said in a statement.
Manish Sisodia, the deputy CM of Delhi on Friday alleged that the attendance records of some teachers were not provided to the auditors who visited the colleges. He went on to further allege that the teachers had been employed on paper only to extract salaries from the Government.
Sisodia, who is also the education minister, stated that the colleges did not release the salaries of employees despite having surplus funds. He also said that the Delhi Government was exploring legal proceedings based on the audit.
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