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DUPA: Delhi Govt. Forcing Colleges To Pay Staff Salaries From Student’s Fund

As per the reports of DUPA, the fund’s requirement for the financial year 2020-21 is 270 crore, this amount has been calculated after adding 10 percent on account of increment and DA. However, the Delhi government had released a fund of 245 crores to 12 colleges which are fully funded by it.

On Thursday The Delhi University Principal’s Association (DUPA) asserted that the Delhi Government is forcing the full funded government colleges to pay salaries of the staff from the student’s fund. The DUPA also said that this would lead to misappropriation.  

In an online briefing, DUPA conferred, “It is clearly mentioned in every sanction letter that funds cannot be transferred from one head to the other. How come the Deputy CM is asking the colleges to pay the salaries from the Student’ Society Fund, which is collected from the students for specific activities and purposes?”.

DUPA further said “It is a matter of concern, as to the basis of identifying the Six colleges for Special Audit — Is it because the Members of their choice could not be elected as Chairperson in the Governing Body of these colleges? — If that is so, it amounts to scuttling the democratic process. It is needless to say that Accounts of all the funds are maintained by the college as per Accounting Norms of University Grants Commission (UGC) and GFR”.

DUPA: Less Fund Released By Delhi Govt

As per the reports of DUPA, the fund’s requirement for the financial year 2020-21 is 270 crore, this amount has been calculated after adding 10 percent on account of increment and DA. However, the Delhi government had released a fund of 245 crores to 12 colleges which are fully funded by it.

DUPA conferred in the online briefing that “Ideally, 75 percent of the required grant (`270 crores) i.e. `202.5 crores, should have been released before July 2020, whereas only `37.5 crores have been released till date. This is a violation of pattern of assistance for release of Grant-in-aid to 100 percent funded colleges,’ communicated to us by the Directorate of Higher Education, Delhi government in January this year”.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia reacting to the allegations imposed by DUPA questioned ‘the source of funds for these colleges’. Further said that when the colleges have a sufficient amount of money in their fixed deposits to pay the salaries of the staff then why they are struggling to pay the salaries.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “The money is not provided by the Delhi government to deposit in the FD. Some colleges have FDs that have up to `15 to 30 crores.”

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