Delhi government halts funding of 28 colleges, says ‘DU not willing to have governing bodies’

31 July 2017, 05:54 PM
Delhi government halts funding of 28 DU colleges (File Photo)
Delhi government halts funding of 28 DU colleges (File Photo)

Following the varsity’s failure to appoint governing bodies since months, the Delhi government on Monday ordered a freeze on funding of 28 Delhi University colleges that are either fully or partially funded by it.

In a series of tweets, Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia said, “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.”

“I cannot allow unchecked corruption and irregularities to be sustained on Delhi govt funds in the name of education,” Sisodia added. Tarun Das, who is the Delhi University Registrar remained unavailable to comments on the issue.

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12 out of 28 colleges get 100 per cent funding while the remaining 16 get 5 per cent from the Delhi government. These colleges have not had full governing bodies since October 2016, when their term ended. For the first time these bodies haven’t got extension of three months.

In February, DU had sent a panel of names to Delhi Government following which the AAP dispensation had sent the Governing Body list in March, for approval by Executive Council (EC). However, no decision has been taken yet in this regard by the DU.

Earlier this month, the government had threatened to stop the funding if DU failed to constitute Governing Bodies (GBs) by July 31.

With PTI inputs.

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First Published: Monday, July 31, 2017 05:47 PM
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