The petition, which is expected to be heard on September 17, states that in addition to these teachers, there are other employees, teachers and non-teachers, who have not received their salaries for May, June, July and August.
The eight teachers who submitted the application through attorneys Ashok Agarwal and Kumar Utkarsh said they were members of the Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA), which wrote to the Delhi government for funds on behalf of the injured staff Enable the 12 AAP government funded DU colleges, 1,500 teachers and non-teaching staff who work there to pay due salaries.
The complaint states that she and all other staff at the 12 colleges are subjected to mental agony and harassment for failing to pay teachers’ salaries and that there is no justification from the authorities for not paying them their dues on time.
“The acts complained of are unjust, unfair, arbitrary, discriminatory, unethical, unconstitutional and in violation of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India, read with the provisions of the Delhi University Act of 1922.
“The alleged acts are legally bad because they violate both the right to life and the right to livelihood, as guaranteed in Article 21 of the Constitution of India,” said the plea.
She asked the authorities to pay the petitioners’ salaries, which are due from May this year to today, and to ensure that salaries are paid on time in the future.
According to the plea, the 12 colleges affiliated with the University of Delhi and fully funded by the Delhi government are Acharya Narendra Dev College, the Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, Bhagini Nivedita College, DeenDayal Upadhyaya College and Aditi Mahavidyalaya Women’s College, Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Science, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Maharaja Agrasen College (DU), Maharshi Valmiki College of Education, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women and Shaheed Sukhdev College of Economics.