Owing to the inadequacy of liquidity of funds from the end of State Government, non payment of salaries in Delhi University (DU) colleges like Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College arises.
A financial crunch which has resulted in the aftermath of teaching and non teaching staff at Dr.Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, in doing without any salary for the month of January 2020, led to complete disappointment and dismay in its employees.
On 17th February, Ambedkar College Staff Association, passed a resolution in its General Body Meeting (GBM) requesting the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) to address the issue subjected on the lines of staff being non recipient of salaries for the month of January, and construction of an action plan accordingly.
It must be noted that the delay has an added inconvenience for the staff since they have to make investments for tax planning in the same month. Similar accounts of incidents happened earlier in June 2019, when all 12 colleges fully funded from the State were led astray without any salary.
Hinting towards, this event turning into a repetitive pattern, Mr Ravi Shankar Ravi, the President of Ambedkar College Staff Association, told DU Beat, “the administration and the State have their differences on the construction of an intermediary called ‘governing body.’ With respect to this, both the parties are passing the buck thereby leading to a delay in the process of payment.”
A report published by The Economic Times clarified that Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had written a letter on 16th April 2019 to the Secretary, Higher Education stating that no funds should be given to 28 colleges (fully or partially funded by them) till they form their governing bodies.
The President of the staff extended his concerns and further added,”Whatever are the reasons for rife between the administrations, it should not however, lead to employees’ suffering. The Delhi Government, which has been voted back in power for this term yet again, should consider the livelihood of thousands of teaching and non teaching staff and their families who have to face the burden of the impasse between the two parties which further the payment mechanism.”
DR Abha Dev Habib, DUTA member, claimed that all the twelve colleges which are 100% funded by the Delhi Government are facing this situation yet again. Colleges like Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Maharaja Agrasen College, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Keshav Mahavidyalaya and Bhagini Nivedita College are some of the mentioned colleges which come under the spectrum of 100% funding through state and facing similar issues.
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