New Delhi: The Aam Admi Party (AAP) government released Rs 32.1 crore as grant-in-aid to six Delhi University colleges on Tuesday. These universities are fully funded by the government.
The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA), on the other hand, called the grants inadequate.
Rs 6.80 crore has been released to Acharya Narendra Dev College, Rs 6.35 crore to Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, Rs 5.80 crore to Maharaja Agrasen College, Rs 4.65 crore to Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, Rs 4.50 crore to Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences and Rs 4 crore to Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Sciences.
The Delhi government and 12 of its fully-funded colleges have been sparring over the release of grants for months. According to the colleges, grants released by the city dispensation have been inadequate and they have not been able to pay salaries to their staff since May. The government countered saying it has released adequate funds.
DUTA said the allocated funds do not cover these colleges’ expenses. “The allocated amount does not cover all the expenses, yet we hope that the government atleast transfers these funds immediately. Unfortunately, the other six colleges still have to wait for the sanction,” DUTA president Rajib Ray was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.