Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, has demanded CAG audit of 28 Delhi University colleges, which are fully or partially funded by the Delhi government, according to a PTI report. Sisodia had received many complaints of corruption against these colleges in the absence of governing bodies. On Tuesday, Sisodia also posted a letter by BJP MP Udit Raj on his Twitter handle that refers to a complaint made by an assistant professor of Maitreyi College against the hiring of an ad hoc teacher in violation of rules. The latest demand of Delhi government comes after it ordered to stop the funding of 28 colleges as they failed to constitute Governing Bodies (GBs) for over 10 months.
The university officials have written to the Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi and urged him to complete the GB formation process so that students don’t suffer. In a series of tweets yesterday Sisodia said: “Have written to CAG asking for comprehensive audit of 28 Delhi govt funded colleges, as I’ve received many complaints of corruption.” “28 colleges need CAG audit as there are complaints of corruption; with no Governing Bodies for 10 months, there’s been no oversight.” “It seems Governing Bodies haven’t been formed so that corruption & irregularities can go on. Public money cannot be wasted like this!”
The college governing body, responsible for taking administrative decisions, is comprised of 15 members out of which five are nominated by the state government. Colleges like BR Ambedkar College, Maharaja Agrasen College, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College and Bhagini Nivedita College and others are fully funded by the Delhi government. Some other colleges like Rajdhani College, Shivaji College, College of Vocational Studies, Motilal Nehru College, Kalindi College, Aurobindo College and Shyama Prasad Mukherji College are among those partially funded by the state. According to PTI, the university is in the process of completing the formalities and soon governing bodies will be formed.