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Will release grant-in-aid to two DU colleges for paying salaries: AAP govt to HC – education

The AAP government told the Delhi High Court on Tuesday that it will hand over to two fully funded DU universities the amounts for the two quarters of the 2020-21 financial year so that they can pay the salaries of their staff.

The grant would be delivered in two days to Maharshi Valmiki College of Education and Keshav Mahavidyalaya according to the instructions of the high court on November 4 in a similar matter, the Delhi government told Judge Jyoti Singh.

On November 4, a bank of the division of Judges Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad had ordered the Delhi government to release by November 9 the remaining amount of two rooms to four universities of the University of Delhi: Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, Bhagini Nivedita College, Aditi Mahavidyalaya. Women’s College and Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, so that they can pay the salaries of their staff.

This presentation was made by the Delhi government during the hearing of an allegation that stated that during the last five months the salaries and other emoluments of the active teaching and non-teaching staff had not been paid by their respective universities.

The allegation of the Social Democratic Teachers Front has also alleged that the benefits withdrawn from pensioners have not even been paid. They argued that the failure to pay retired salaries and benefits is causing difficulties for teaching and non-teaching staff, both active and retired, during the current COVID-19 situation.

During Tuesday’s hearing, the Delhi government’s additional permanent counsel, Jawahar Raja, told Judge Singh that a decision was made on November 27 to award a grant to these two universities, for two quarters of this financial year, to that they can pay their staff. .

According to the allegation before the division court, salaries have not been paid to the teaching and non-teaching staff of 12 faculties that are affiliated with the University of Delhi and are fully funded by the Delhi government.

The 12 universities are Acharya Narendra Dev College, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, Bhagini Nivedita College, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Aditi Mahavidyalaya Women’s College, Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & 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.

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