On May 29, 2018, the University of Delhi had called on a meeting of the chairperson of governing bodies of 21 colleges. In the meeting, they were asked to accelerate the process of appointing principles to the colleges.
The meeting resulted with the protest by the chairperson of 6 Delhi government funded colleges – Vivekananda, Kamala Nehru, Gargi, Aurobindo, Rajdhani, and Bharti.
A letter was written to the Vice Chancellor stating that the “office is being used to bypass the DU ordinance and EC resolution to subvert the democratic process of conducting elections.”
Presently, four colleges – Satyawati College, Lakshmibai College, Shared Sukhdev College of Business Studies and Swami Shraddhanand College has no one elected for the post of chairperson of the governing bodies.
It is alleged that the elections to these posts are delayed because the university wants individuals from the university panel or Du nominees to become the chairpersons.
Another issue raised was that the election process has been stopped by the university for the excuse of not having enough members. Though the clause 7 of EC resolution 51 states that “no act or proceeding of the governing body shall be invalidated merely by reason of existence of vacancy or vacancies among its members”.
The University, in the meeting, had asked for the list of shortlisted candidates for the post of principals of 21 colleges by July 7.
Till now, no comment has been made by the University officials.
Written by Somya