Delhi government warns DU about hiring new staff until the Governing Bodies in place

Colleges in the University of Delhi have been instructed by the Delhi government to stop with the recruitment process until full-fledged governing bodies, which are to include government-nominated members, were in place.

Nine DU colleges that are either fully (100 percent) or partially (5 percent) funded by the government have been notified of this nomination. The AAP government froze regular appointments in these colleges in April 2015 as they were all operating with dysfunctional governing bodies.

The Delhi government has now decided to nominate five out of the fifteen governing body members in each college’s committee. While Delhi government extends full funding to 12 colleges, the remaining 16 get five per cent funding.

The DU’s apex committee, despite the government’s directive appointed full-time principals for nine colleges that the government is currently funding. Aditi Mahavidyalaya, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, Laxmi Bai College, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College, Satyawati College, Moti Lal Nehru College and Kalindi college are among those colleges which were earlier operating with a dysfunctional structure in their college committees.

The Teachers’ body, Academics for Action and Development, has issued a statement saying, “This letter is gross interference in the governance of the college.”

While the decision of appointment was confirmed by DU’s apex committee, no official notification regarding the same has been presented in the open.