Following a long-drawn tussle with the Delhi government, the Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) has called for a strike on Thursday alleging non-release of grants in full to 12 DU colleges. The 12 colleges are fully funded by the city government.
The association said in a statement that an online emergent meeting was held on Monday of DUTA executives to discuss the issue of fund cut. The fund cut has resulted in non-payment of salaries and other allowances to employees of these colleges, it alleged.
"The fund cut imposed by the Government of NCT of Delhi has caused non-payment of salaries for two-six months in various colleges of 12 Delhi government-funded colleges that has caused immense hardship to teachers and employees of these colleges," DUTA's statement said.
The Delhi government's irregular and incomplete disbursement of grants and funds is unacceptable, the association said while appealing to teachers to refrain from all official duties and boycott online teaching on the day of the strike.
The tussle with the government started with the formation of governing bodies in the 12 colleges. However, the names of members of the governing bodies were finalised in its executive council meeting held on December 17, 2021, to be sent to the government, DUTA said.