The Delhi government today ordered a freeze on funding of 28 Delhi University colleges — that are either fully or partially funded by it — following the varsity’s failure to appoint governing bodies since months.
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said it in a series of tweets
I can not allow unchecked corruption and irregularities to be sustained on Delhi govt funds in the name of Education.— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) July 31, 2017
Hv ordered Fin Dept to stop funding for Delhi gov funded 28 DU colleges, as DU not willing to form governing bodies for last 10 months.— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) July 31, 2017
Delhi University Registrar Tarun Das, who is authorised to speak to media, remained unavailable for his comments on the issue.
The 28 colleges, of which 12 get 100 per cent and 16 get 5 per cent funding from the government, have not had a full governing bodies since October 2016, when their term ended.
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 DU.
The government had earlier this month threatened to stop the funding if DU failed to constitute Governing Bodies (GBs) by July 31.