Delhi assembly recommends reservation for Delhi's students in DU

 

Delhi assembly unanimously passed two  resolutions related to reservation for Delhi's students in University of Delhi's college. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia moves two resolutions before the house, one was related to reservation for Delhi's students in University of Delhi's college & another one was to amend University of Delhi Act 1922. All members of house passed both resolutions unanimously. 

Text of resolutions unanimously passed by Delhi Assembly today 

 

1 ): The  Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi having its sitting in Delhi on 29 June, 2017:

Taking note of the fact that there are over 2 lakh students who pass out from schools in Delhi. Many of them are struggling to get admission in Higher Education institutions.

28 Colleges in University of Delhi are funded partially or fully by the Delhi government. The money of tax payers from Delhi is being used to fund these colleges.

The House hereby resolves that 85% seats should be reserved for students from Delhi, in the colleges that are funded by the Government of NCT of Delhi.

(2) The  Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi having its sitting in Delhi on 29 June, 2017:

Taking note of the fact that there are over 2 lakh students who pass out from schools in Delhi. Many of them are struggling to get admission in Higher Education institutions.

As per the Delhi University Act (1922), no other University in Delhi is legally authorised to give affiliation to any college.

The present status of the Delhi University Act is as follows:

Section 5. Sub-Section (2)

"5. (2)  Notwithstanding anything in any other law for the time being in force, no educational institution within the afore-mentioned limits shall be associated in any way with or be admitted to any privileges of any other University incorporated by law in India, and any such privileges granted by any such other University to any educational institution within those limits prior to the commencement of this Act shall be deemed to be withdrawn on the commencement of this Act:

Provided that the Central Government may by order in writing, direct that the provisions o this sub-section shall not apply in the case of any institution specified in the order.

Provided further that provisions of this sub-section shall not apply in the case if any educational institution affiliated to the Indraprastha Vidhwavidyalaya incorporated under the Indraprastha Vishwavidyalaya Act, 1998."

The Government of NCT of Delhi wishes to expand the number of institutions that provide Higher Education to students of Delhi. Therefore, we would like to open a University which is authorised to affiliate colleges. This would end the shortage of Higher Education institutions in Delhi

The House hereby resolves to recommend to the Central Government to amend the Delhi University Act (1922), and add a second provision in Section 5, Sub-section (2), which states:

Section 5. Sub-Section (2), 2nd Provision

          “Provided further that provisions of this sub-section shall not apply in the case if any educational institution affiliated to the State Universities in Delhi, which are presently existing or may be set-up in future”.