Recently, Delhi University put-off the idea of forming a governing body in the colleges funded by the government as a result of which, government is considering withholding the funds of these colleges. Currently, central government is funding 28 colleges out of which 12 are completely funded and to the rest it provides 5 percent grant. Rest of the 95 percent is provided by the UGC.
“We are seriously considering stopping funding to all DU colleges. Why should we give money to them when our governing bodies cannot be constituted?” a government official said.
On June 8 all the 28 colleges were asked by the government to speed up the process of constituting the governing body and the recruitment of new staff shall only be done after the formation of governing body. Officials from the university could not be reached for a comment about the situation.