The University Grants Commission (UGC) has warned 21 colleges under the Delhi University (DU) that unless they appoint regular principals, their grants would be withheld. The UGC has given colleges time till 31 August to do so.
The institutes in question include the very reputated colleges of Delhi such as the Hindu College, Jesus and Mary College, Kamala Nehru College and Gargi College, a UGC official said. The Hindu College has been without a regular principal since 2012, as reported in Hindustan Times.
University Grants Commission Secretary Professor Rajnish Jain issued a warning to 21 colleges under Delhi University saying their financial grants will be withheld if they do not appoint full-time Principals— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) August 27, 2018
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According to the reports of Hindustan Times "We have issued a letter to all the colleges, particularly to the governing bodies of the colleges, for appointing principals on an urgent basis...It's a very serious issue. We may withhold certain benefits if they do not do so (appoint a regular principal) as UGC secretary Rajnish told to a PTI.
"It is once again requested to expedite the process of the selection of a full-time regular (principal) in your college. Further, you are hereby requested to inform the date of interview for the post of principals latest by 31 August 2018, failing which the UGC will be constrained to withhold the release of grants,” reads the letter.