In a major development, Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) has called for a three day strike to protest against the delay in payment of salaries. The teachers would not hold any online classes during this period.
Teachers of 12 DU Colleges have been repeatedly asking the AAP Government of Delhi to release funds so as to facilitate salary payment. The Government, in turn has responded that enough funds have been released. The teachers have also approached the Delhi High Court on Tuesday, seeking relief.
Eight teachers of Delhi University have filed the plea in Delhi High Court which is likely to be heard on September 17. Petition filed states that apart from these teachers there are other employees, teaching and non-teaching staff, who have not received their salaries for the months of May, June, July and August.
The plea further adds that due to non-payment of salaries has caused mental agony.
Staff and teachers of 12 fully funded Delhi University Colleges have been seeking assistance from the AAP Government for over three months now. The matter has been brough to the attention of the government, which has in turn responded that sufficient sums have already been released. The matter remains contentions.