DU college teachers boycott online classes over payment issues

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DU college teachers boycott

To protest against delay in salaries, teachers from some Delhi University colleges on Monday boycotted online classes and official work. The 12 colleges are fully funded by the Delhi government.

The tussle between the Delhi govt and Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) has been going on from last few days over the non-payment of fees. There were allegations against the DU colleges over misusing the funds meant for salaries, which colleges refuted.

The DUTA started cluster-wise strike on Monday, under which teaching staff from some colleges like Gargi College, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College and some others boycotted official duties.

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The cluster strike will go on till October 1. The university administration and the Delhi government have been locked in a tussle over non-formation of governing bodies in 28 colleges partially or fully funded by the government.

Also read: Delhi govt releases Rs 32.1 cr grant to six DU colleges

Among them, 12 colleges are fully-funded by the government and they have alleged that the grants released by the city dispensation have been inadequate and they have not been able to pay salaries to their employees since May.

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