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Delhi govt sanctions over Rs 19 crore for salaries of employees of four DU colleges – education

The Delhi government on Monday sanctioned more than 19 million rupees for the payment of salaries to the staff of four universities of the University of Delhi financed by it, according to an official order.

The funds were approved for Aditi Mahavidyalaya, Bhagini Nivedita College, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, and Dr BR Ambedkar College.

“I am directed to sanction the release of funds of Rs 19.40 crore and Rs 1.675 crore for salary and other than salary chiefs for the payment of outstanding salaries to four funded Delhi University universities by the Delhi government, “Deputy Director of Higher Education Narender Passi said in the official order.

The decision, however, did not appease the Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA), which has been at odds with the Aam Aadmi Party’s waiver on the release of funding for universities.

“The Delhi government refuses to acknowledge its role in precipitating the crisis in these universities with its stubborn refusal of scholarships for these universities, as a result of which the employees of these universities have been forced to survive without pay for longer. six months, ”the DUTA said in a statement.

Senior Deputy Minister Manish Sisodia had said last week that a special audit of seven DU universities funded by the Delhi government had revealed serious financial irregularities and violations of the University Grants Commission rules.

The audit found that these universities did not release staff salaries despite having surplus funds, he said.

Sisodia, who is also the education minister, had said that the Delhi government was exploring legal proceedings on the basis of the audit, which was carried out following repeated accusations by universities that the city government was withholding funds. .

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