In a major development, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said huge misappropriation of funds has been found in the audit of six Delhi University (DU) colleges who are not paying salaries.
The State Education minister said “The Delhi government has provided enough funds to these colleges for paying the salaries but in their initial observation report, the auditors have found that those funds are being directed elsewhere rather than paying the salaries to the teachers.”
“Projected salaries for the academic year is Rs 300 cr and the Delhi government has provided sufficient funds to the colleges under the pattern of assistance. Teachers are not getting their salaries despite the Delhi government providing timely grants,” he said.
“Few teachers came to meet me and shared their concerns about salary payment. They shared that there is a need of proper audit of the college funds and suspected that funds are diverted towards non-salary expenses,” Sisodia said.
The audit reports have pointed out that colleges have kept a huge amount of money as fixed deposits rather than paying the salaries of their staff, he said. Pointing out that Keshav Mahavidyalaya has
Rs 10.52 crores as fixed deposit, Sisodia asked if they have so much money, why are they not paying salaries to their teachers? “The salary grant paid to the college was Rs 10.92 crores in the year 2014-15 and last year the government paid Rs 27.9 crores.