October 21, 2020
TED NewsDesk, New Delhi: The National Students Union of India (NSUI) called for a protest on Tuesday owing to the state government’s order to use the Students Society Fund to settle the payable wages of staff from 12 DU Colleges. The Delhi government funds these colleges.
NSUI is a Congress-affiliated association. Neeraj Kundan, National President, NSUI, said that the SSF constitutes admission and students’ tuition fees. Thereby, the institutions cannot use it to pay the salaries of employees. Besides, the decision violates the protocols of the university.
“On one hand, the Delhi government says that it allocates such a high budget for education, and on the other, here, it is not ready to give grants for payment of salaries. We demand that the order be revoked, and government releases grants to these colleges,” Kundan said.
Several teachers and authorities of DU condemned this step by the state. The government also directed to carry out a separate evaluation of six colleges- Maharishi Valmiki B Ed College, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Bhagini Nivedita College, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, and Aditi Mahavidyalaya.
Over the last few months, an issue surfaced between 12 DU Colleges and the national capital government concerning the release of grants for employees’ outstanding salaries. These colleges claimed that the government did not grant funds leading to their incapability to make payments to staffers for three consecutive months.
Source: Indian Express