Next Press Trust of India New DelhiSeptember 10, 2019UPDATED: September 10, 2019 10:16 IST DUTA has written to Arvind Kejriwal over the issue of employees of 28 colleges not receiving salary on time ( Image courtesy – PTI (right))Delhi University Teachers’ Association on Monday, September 9, 2019, wrote to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the issue of employees of 28 colleges partially or fully funded by the city government not receiving salaries on time due to stoppage of grants by the AAP dispensation. The issue of formation of governing bodies led to an impasse between Delhi University and the city government, with both accusing each other of delaying the process.Manish Sisodia directed the education secretary in June to ensure that funds were releasedHowever, Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia had directed the education secretary in June to ensure that funds for three months were released to the 28 colleges.The employees of the 28 colleges partially or fully funded by the Delhi government are constantly being subjected to delayed payments of salaries and other reimbursements due to the repeated stoppage of grants by the AAP dispensation, DUTA said in a letter.”You would agree that this action of denial of salaries to the teaching and non-teaching staff of these colleges amounts to a violation of basic human rights. Your reasons, whatsoever they may be, do not warrant such an assault on the living conditions of the employees,” it said.The stoppage of grants is also affecting studentsDUTA said the stoppage of grants is also affecting students enrolled in these institutions.”The government must also immediately release funds for the additional posts that are to be created for the teaching and non-teaching staff in the wake of the EWS reservation,” it said.advertisementWith the increase in the number of students across all disciplines under EWS, all colleges require additional funds for salaries and infrastructural development for the smooth functioning of their day-to-day academic and administrative forces, the association said.Some of the new courses that were started after obtaining the necessary approvals are being starved of funds for appointing teachers required for running these courses, it added.”They (DU) are not forming governing bodies. They are deliberately not doing it because they want to do wrong appointments. They should bring governing bodies and let those bodies decide. How can we give funds when they are not bringing governing bodies?” Manish SisodiaUniversity has formed a committee to look into the issueThe university has formed a committee to look into the issue and has sent some names to the government.The 12 colleges fully-funded by the Delhi government are:Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & Sports ScienceShaheed Sukhdev College of Business StudiesShaheed Raj Guru CollegeDeen Dayal Upadhyaya CollegeDr Bhim Rao Ambedkar CollegeAcharya Narendra Dev CollegeBhagini Nivedita CollegeKeshav Maha VidyalayaMaharaja Agrasen CollegeAditi MahavidyalayaMahirishi Balmiki College of Education and Bhaskara Charya College of Applied ScienceSixteen colleges, that are partially funded by the Delhi government, are:Shivaji CollegeMotilal Nehru CollegeLaxmi Bai Colleg,Shaheed Bhagat Singh CollegeMaitery CollegeSPM College for WomenSatyawati CollegeVivekanand CollegeRajdhani CollegeKamla Nehru CollegeGargi CollegeSwami Shardhanand CollegeKalindi CollegeBharti CollegeSri Aurbindo CollegeDelhi College of Arts and CommerceRead: Adam Gilchrist interacts with Delhi University students Read:National Education Policy will transform the education sector: Ramesh PokhriyalRead: Govt floats draft guidelines for implementation of IPR policy in academic institutionsGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKaran Yadav Tags :Follow DUTAFollow Arvind Kejriwa DUTA writes to Arvind Kejriwal Over Stoppage Of Funds To 28 DU CollegesDelhi University Teachers’ Association ( DUTA) has written to Arvind Kejriwal on the issue of employees of 28 colleges partially or fully funded by the city government not receiving salaries on time.advertisement
New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Jairam Gadkari, who is best known for his go-getting approach in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet has lined up big plans in his second innings. In the Gadkari’s list, the plan to infuse Rs 15 lakh crore in highways, propelling GDP growth by globalising khadi and MSME products ranks at the top.After taking charge of Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) Ministry, Gadkari in his first interview to a news agency, said that the mission ahead was to further propel the country’s economic growth through concerted efforts be it in highways or MSME. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC”The blueprint for highways is already in place. We plan to take up work worth at least Rs 15 lakh crore in highways that includes building 22 green expressways, rolling out all stuck projects in the next 100 days and creating a ‘grid of roads’ at par with the power grid,” Gadkari told the news agency on Wednesday The Minister said that during his previous tenure, his ministries — Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, Ganga Rejuvenation and River Development — in a cumulative basis, had seen a spend of Rs 17 lakh crore that included Rs 11 lakh crore in the highways sector alone. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsReferring to the momentous victory of BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gadkari said that the resounding mandate by the people rising above petty party-politics, caste-creed or communalism has reaffirmed that people need “development” which will remain a priority area. Through demonetisation, the message has gone clear to the people that Modi-led government is against corruption and black money and all initiatives whether welfare schemes, houses, gas, electricity or health insurance have benefitted the poor, he stressed. The minister said that the priority for him will be “rolling out all stuck highway projects that include many of the IL&FS projects within 100 days”. “I reviewed projects yesterday and found out about 225 projects were pending for financial closure etc, which has been resolved and now only about 20-25 projects are left. This is a priority area and the pending projects will be zero within 100 days,” the minister said. About his new Ministry MSME, the Union Minister said that his endeavour would be to globalise MSME and Khadi products through joint ventures and he was especially keen on mass-scale honey production besides promoting products like Moringa which are globally much in demand. The focus will be rural areas and forming clusters of potters, people dependent on leather industries and giving them assistance with new technology aimed at promoting export of these products, he said. Citing the example of coir, he said small scale industries will be promoted, and noted that the plan is to make coir industry a Rs 20,000 crore economy from the present Rs 10,000 crore. “I am confident that these are going to create huge employment and propel GDP growth which will apparently be visible in next two to three years,” he said, adding that Khadi will be another thriving area.