Teachers of 12 Delhi University colleges which are fully funded by the government threatened a “complete shutdown of the Delhi University” and protesting in streets, alleging that they have not received salaries for the past three-four months.
On Tuesday, a excutive meeting was held to discuss the crisis faced by teaching and non-teaching staff at Delhi University colleges. In the meeting, Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) claimed that they have not been paid regularly since 2019 and said that nearly 1,200 teachers at these colleges were finding it difficult to make ends meet. DUTA president, Rajib Ray said in a statement, “In many units employees have not received salaries for over 6 months now. Employees have also not received other dues.”
The DUTA executives pronounced a clear-cut resolution to “shut-down” Delhi University from March 11, 2021 and give immediate representations to the Chief Minister, LG, VC, college principals and the chairpersons of the 12 DU colleges. Moreover, DUTA announced a “Adhikar Rally” starting from the VC office to the CM residence on March 15 and another march from the VC office to the LG’s office on March 18.
It has also decided to hold meetings with Delhi University and College Karamchari Union (DUCKU) and DU Students’ Union (DUSU) by March 13.
During the meeting, the subject of College of Arts being de-affiliated was also being taken up. “The College of Art was de-affiliated from DU and merged without consulting stakeholders and without due processes. The DUTA Office Bearers will hold a meeting with teachers of CoA in this regard,” Rajib said.
The DUTA Excutives will decide the course of action after March 20th.