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Non-payment of Delhi University staff salaries: HC declines to lift stay

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The Delhi High Court Monday declined to lift stay at this stage its order on the decision of the AAP Government asking 12 Delhi University colleges, which are fully funded by it to pay outstanding salaries of staffers from the students’ fund. It said it will decide the application seeking vacation of stay only after hearing all the parties and sought replies of 12 colleges..

Justice Jyoti Singh issued notices to the 12 colleges and Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) on the Delhi government’s application to vacate the stay order. The court also granted three weeks time to the colleges to file their replies to the petition filed by DUSU, which has challenged the October 16 order of Delhi government asking the institutes to pay the salaries of over 1500 staff– both teaching and non-teaching– from the students fund. The high court listed the matter for further hearing on December 15.

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The high court said the October 23 interim stay order will continue till further orders. The 12 colleges which are affiliated with the Delhi University and are fully funded by the Delhi government are Acharya Narendra Dev College, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, Bhagini Nivedita College, DeenDayal Upadhyaya College, Aditi Mahavidyalaya Women’s College, Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & Sports Sciences, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Maharaja Agrasen College (DU), Maharshi Valmiki College of Education, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women and Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies.

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