Delhi government continues to grant three DU colleges

The Delhi government informed the High Court that it has released grants to three colleges of Delhi University (DU) so that they can release the salary of their teachers. The government has issued this grant on a court order.

The bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramaniam Prasad told the government that it would continue to grant Dr Bhim Ram Ambedkar College, Bhagini Nivedita College, Aditi College Women's College, and Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies till November 9. The Delhi government said in the Bench that Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar's grant was not released because they had already been issued a grant of Rs 12.89 crore. The college opposed this, stating that no grant was released in the second quarter in the last financial session.

The college said that in this regard, its position was placed before the Delhi government on 9 November in connection with the release of grants, so that the salary for August, September, and October could be given. Batch said, If the report has been given by the college to the Delhi government, then the Directorate of Higher Education should respond to it.

The bench also ordered the Delhi government to file an affidavit clarifying its stand on arrears. Eight teachers from various colleges of Delhi University (DU) had filed a petition through advocate Ashok Aggarwal against non-payment of salary since May. The teachers had demanded to direct the government to release the salary immediately. He said that due to the non-release of the salary of employees other than teachers, the financial condition of their house has become miserable.