Ban on Funding of 28 DU Colleges
The Delhi government on Monday, July 30th ordered a stop on the funding of 28 Delhi University colleges. Colleges that are either fully or partially funded by the government are part of this list. The decision comes as an aftereffect — following the varsity’s failure to appoint governing bodies since months.
“Hv ordered Fin Dept to stop funding for all Delhi gov funded 28 DU colleges, as DU not willing to hv governing bodies for last 10 months,” Sisodia said in a series of tweets.
“I cannot allow unchecked corruption and irregularities to be sustained on Delhi govt funds in the name of education,” he added.
Out of these 28 colleges,12 of the colleges get a 100 per cent government funding. While16 colleges only get 5 per cent funding from the government. However none of these colleges had a full governing bodies since October 2016, when their term ended.
Failure to Form a GB
In February, Delhi University had sent a panel of names to Delhi Government. AAP had then sent the Governing Body list in March for an approval by Executive Council (EC). However, no decision has been taken yet in this regard by Delhi University.
The government had already send out a warning before to these college. The government had threatened to stop the funding if Delhi University failed to constitute Governing Bodies (GBs) by July 31. Manish Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi announced the freezing of funding to these 28 colleges, Since no step were seen being taken in forming a governing body,