1000’s of Delhi College lecturers took to streets on Monday to protest non-payment of salaries to the employees of 12 Delhi government-funded schools of the DU. Led by Delhi College Lecturers’ Affiliation (DUTA), the “Adhikar rally” was held from Delhi College’s VC workplace to the Chief Minister’s workplace in opposition to the Delhi authorities’s “arbitrary and unreasonable” stance in direction of the 12 DU schools.
“For greater than a 12 months now, workers haven’t been paid salaries and pensions on time, as grants haven’t been launched on time for one or the opposite motive,” the DUTA mentioned in an announcement.
The DUTA additionally alleged that the Delhi authorities has given the cost of the 12 schools to senior accounts officers (Sr AOs), changing the principals by way of an earlier order of the Finance Division.
A delegation of DUTA and Delhi College Principals’ Affiliation (DUPA) workplace bearers additionally met appearing vice chancellor P C Joshi and Dean, schools Balaram Pani, urging them for motion in opposition to the February 17 order of the Finance Division.
The appearing VC and the dean assured intervention by the college on the matter, the assertion mentioned.
The DUTA mentioned protesting lecturers, employees and college students additionally raised slogans in opposition to the Delhi authorities’s alleged “try to herald circumstances of the NEP by way of a doubtful doc known as the ‘Sample of Help’ which it (Delhi govt) is autocratically seeks to impose by way of the Governing Our bodies of those schools”.
“These are clearly makes an attempt to divert consideration to extraneous points and to mislead the general public from the true situation in its try to wriggle out of its duty in direction of these public establishments and push them in direction of commercialisation,” Rajib Ray, president- DUTA, mentioned within the assertion.
The DUTA additionally submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who didn’t meet the lecturers’ representatives, the assertion mentioned.
The delegation additionally urged the college officers to ask the Delhi authorities to withdraw “Sample of Help” and to tell members of the
Governing Our bodies of those schools that it was in violation of the college framework inside which these constituent schools had been fashioned and have functioned.