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September 29, 2020

Teachers from some colleges of Delhi University on Monday, September 28, 2020, boycotted online classes and official work to protest the against the alleged non-release of grants to 12 colleges, fully-funded by the city government. The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) started a cluster-wise strike, under which teaching staff from some colleges like Gargi College, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College and a few other colleges boycotted official duties. The 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. Among those, 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.

According to The Hindu, the staffers of these colleges have allegedly not been paid salaries for nearly five months now. On Tuesday another set of staff from 17 other colleges will go on strike over the issue followed by two more sets up till Thursday. Employees from a total of 59 colleges will continue the strike.

Source: PTI

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