Published: 28th September 2020
DU teachers protest against non-release of government funds, abandon online classes, official work
The Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) started a cluster-wise strike on Monday, under which teaching staff from Gargi College, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College boycotted duties
Teachers from some Delhi University colleges on Monday boycotted online classes and official work to protest the alleged non-release of grants to 12 colleges fully funded by the city government.
The Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) started a cluster-wise strike on Monday, under which teaching staff from some colleges like Gargi College, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College and some others boycotted official duties. "While grants towards salaries were finally realised recently for six colleges afters a gap of several months, the grants are inadequate to cover entire salary or dues of employees. Teaching and non-teaching staff of the other six Colleges are still without salaries for last five months," said DUTA Treasurer Dr Aabha Dev Habib. "Many State Universities have collapsed because of bad Governance and such measures by State Governments. We, students, teachers and parents, need to stand in defence of these very reputed DU colleges," she added.
The cluster strike will go on till October 1.
The university administration and the Delhi government have been locked in a tussle over the non-formation of governing bodies in 28 colleges partially or fully funded by the government.
Among them, 12 colleges are fully-funded by the government and they have alleged that the grants released by the city dispensation have been inadequate and they have not been able to pay salaries to their employees since May.