Delhi University has been amid crisis already due to protests and now it has been found that 12 colleges of the University haven’t paid salaries to their teaching as well as non-teaching staff for two months now. The reason behind this delay is that funds are still with the Delhi Government, which is the governing body and the University hasn’t notified whose approval is required before providing salaries.
There are 12 institutes that haven’t paid salaries that are fully funded by the Delhi Government. Not just faculty, the salary of sanitation workers, laborers on contract and other non-teaching staff is also unpaid. A few colleges do not hope of paying salaries before the month of April while Deputy CM, Mr. Sisodia pointed out at the illegal work carried on by these government-aided colleges.
It has been speculated that there will be a meeting of the University’s vice-chancellor and Delhi Government regarding the same issue on March 17. This time the Executive Council might also be present to form governing boards.
In between this, AAP has been accused that no such guideline regarding the formation of governing boards was given earlier and how it might affect the release of funds. According to some college officials, the administration is also lagging behind.