DU Teachers Strike Against Non-payment of Salaries
DU Teachers Strike: Delhi University academics on Wednesday held a strike to protest in opposition to the alleged non-payment of salaries to workers of 12 varsity faculties absolutely funded by town authorities for the final 5 months. It was the primary day of the three-day strike referred to as by the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA).
“The obdurate position taken by the government, offering flimsy excuses for not releasing grants, has forced teachers to strike work for three days (from September 16 to September 18) as they are at the end of their tether,” the DUTA stated. “Things have now come to such a pass that employees without salaries or pensions are unwilling to tolerate this assault on their livelihood and have taken legal recourse to thwart the attack on their basic right to livelihood,” it stated. The academics alleged that DUTA workplace bearers’ makes an attempt to get an appointment to fulfill Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to debate the matter was cancelled on the final minute on Wednesday.
“This refusal to meet teachers’ representatives to try to find a resolution reveals the callous and irresponsible attitude of the government that he heads towards the crisis faced by the employees of these colleges,” they stated. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in a press convention, stated there may be big misappropriation present in audit of Delhi University faculties and added that the federal government stands along with the academics of DU.
“The colleges have enough funds in their FD and other existing accounts yet the administration is not paying salaries to its staff,” Sisodia, who additionally holds the Education portfolio, stated. “The Delhi government has provided sufficient funds to the colleges for their projected salary needs under the pattern of assistance,” he stated.
The DUTA referred to as Sisodia’s assertion “shocking” and stated the federal government has been repeating a collection of allegations with respect to the monetary and administrative administration of these faculties. “It is extremely unfortunate that teachers are caught in the crossfire of these allegations, which is neither of their making, nor their responsible in any way. The DUTA believes that at the end of the day the employees cannot be penalised and must be paid their dues immediately,” the Association stated.
Even within the six faculties which have not too long ago acquired grants after the DUTA noticed Black Teacher’s Day on September 5, the establishments have been requested to undergo a contemporary audit, it alleged. “It is pertinent to note that these institutions have already submitted to three different audits namely, Internal Audit (conducted by Auditors from the approved panel of DU), ELFA Audit (conducted by Delhi government) and AGCR (conducted by CAG). It is evident that the Delhi Government is attempting to divert attention with these repeated allegations of maladministration in these colleges,” it stated.
On September 4, the Delhi authorities had launched knowledge stating that it had launched Rs 1.95 crore to Maharaja Agrasen College, Rs 2.70 crore to Acharya Narendra Dev College, Rs 1.49 crore to Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & Sports Sciences, Rs 1.80 crore to Bhaskaracharya College, Rs 1.64 crore to Shaheed Rajguru College and Rs 2.48 crore to BR Ambedkar College. The Delhi University and the AAP dispensation have been locked in a tussle over the formation of governing our bodies in 28 faculties absolutely or partially funded by the federal government.
In an announcement launched final month, the varsity had stated that the governing our bodies of the12 faculties have been shaped in accordance with the DU guidelines.