HC seeks replies of DU colleges funded by Delhi govt over non-payment of staffers salaries – education
On Thursday, the Delhi High Court sought responses from 12 Delhi University faculties, which are fully funded by the AAP government, in a petition challenging the decision to ask the institutes to pay the outstanding salaries of the Employees of the Student Society Fund (SSF).
Judge Jyoti Singh issued notices to the 12 universities and asked them to respond to the petition submitted by the Delhi University Student Union (DUSU), which has challenged the October 16 order of the Delhi government requesting the institutes that pay the salaries of more than 1,500 employees. both teachers and non-teachers, from the student fund.
The court listed the matter for an additional hearing on November 9, when another similar petition will be heard.
“Let some money get to these universities and teachers too,” the judge observed orally.
The superior court said the Oct. 23 interim order, which suspended the decision to ask the 12 DU universities to pay the outstanding salaries of student fund employees, will continue until new orders are issued.
The 12 universities that are affiliated with the University of Delhi and fully funded by the Delhi government are Acharya Narendra Dev College, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, Bhagini Nivedita College, DeenDayal Upadhyaya College, Aditi Mahavidyalaya Women’s College , Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Maharaja Agrasen College (DU), Maharshi Valmiki College of Education, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women and Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies.
On October 23, the high court issued a notice to the Higher Education Directorate, the University of Delhi and the Delhi government and requested their responses to DUSU’s petition.
He had previously observed that in the blame game between the AAP government and DU universities, teachers cannot be allowed to suffer.
He had also observed that DU is the gatekeeper to all of its colleges and that the varsity has some responsibility to put things in order and solve problems.
DUSU, in its plea presented through attorney Jivesh Tiwari, has said: “This arbitrary and illegal use of the money collected by the students for their academic welfare has forced the petitioner who represents the university students as a union, to come to this court for overturning an order so illegal, unfair, and arbitrary that it is unfair and violates the rights of the students as a whole. ”DU’s attorney had said that the varsity is supporting the students’ petition and that its fund cannot used to pay teachers’ salaries, as it would amount to misleading students.
University staff have not been paid for the past three months.
The petition said that the Higher Education Directorate has directed the 12 universities, which are 100 percent funded by the Delhi government, to exhaust and use the funds collected by students with respect to the Student Society Fund (SSF ) maintained by the respective universities. by and for the students.
“… the contested actions are wrong under the law and violate the rights of each and every one of the students who have contributed to such SSF and the use of said Funds for the payment of wages will be highly objectionable since their lies have reason or precedent for the use of such student funds for the payment of salaries of the universities that are financed 100 percent by the respondent number 3 (Delhi government), ”he said.
The government order has stated: “Having noted that the salaries of the teaching and non-teaching staff of the universities, affiliated with the University of Delhi and fully funded by the Delhi GNCT, are pending / not paid due to an ongoing Special Audit / Grant-in-Aid no release, the Honorable Dy CM has ordered / allowed: outstanding salaries of teaching and non-teaching staff to be immediately released from the SSF as has been done in the past, until that the Special Audit process is completed / More GIA quotas are published (under the main salary). “For this purpose, permission is granted to use the Student Society Fund (SSF) for the payment of salaries to the teaching and non-teaching staff, depending on the order.
“If there is any unpaid salary after the SSF has been exhausted, the Higher Education Directorate will pay the remaining amount after receiving the formal application from the university (s) in question,” he added.