The Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) has organised a relay protest between 28th September to October 1st, 15 DU colleges will not conduct the classes in the four days. The remonstration comes as an imperative response against the Delhi government for partially funding the dues of only 6 colleges.
On 22nd September, the Delhi Government released funds for six fully funded DU colleges which are not undergoing any special audit. The teachers discerned that the funds given are downrightly insufficient and only cover the pending salaries until July. But the government did not release fund any money to six other colleges which are under audit.
Rajib Roy, the president of DUTA said, “The government has set a bad precedent for funding for colleges by connecting it to the formation of Governing Bodies. Whatever may be the reason for withholding funds there is a limit to what teachers will tolerate”
He further ascertained in the first two days of the strike, “Satyagraha” will be observed. He said, “We do not want to halt the teaching-learning process, but the strike is the least we can do to fight for our rights.”
The intractability of the teachers in this system is getting highlighted day by day. The pandemic has created pandemonium already and it has cornered many who don’t have an economic advantage in the academic space. May the conflict resolve soon with everyone getting justice.
Inputs: Times of India