Delhi High Court dismisses application by Jamia Milia Islamia seeking release of funds from UGC to pay outstanding dues to professor

Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court: A Division Bench of Satish Chandra Sharma and Subramonium Prasad, JJ. dismissed an application filed by Jamia Milia Islamia University (Respondent’) seeking issuance of direction to University Grants Commission (hereinafter ‘UGC’) for release of grants to pay outstanding due to a professor finding it just an attempt to delay the process of court.

The present case emanates from a case where the appellant Prof Sabiha Hussain was working in a sanctioned/ approved post of Professor (Director) in the Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women’s Studies. She appealed for release of outstanding dues, to which the respondent-University, ‘Jamia Milia Islamia’ agreed along with assurance of regular monthly payment. Thus, the present application was filed by University seeking issuance of direction to the UGC for release of grants.

The Court asked whether the Vice Chancellor, Registrar and other faculty members of the University are receiving salary or not which was answered in affirmative that the Vice Chancellor, Registrar and other faculty members are regularly receiving salary in the University.

This Court thus noted that the aforesaid application is nothing but an attempt to circumvent the earlier order passed by this Court which was a consent order and, therefore, held “this Court does not find any reason to entertain the present application and the same is rejected.”

[Prof Sabiha Hussain v. Jamia Milia Islamia, LPA 310 of 2021, decided on 06-07-2022]

Arunima Bose, Editorial Assistant has reported this brief


Senior Advocate Ajit Kumar Sinha with Mr. Srijan Sinha, Ms. Parul Dhurvey and Mr. Naveen Soni, Advocates, for the Petitioner;

Mr. Pritish Sabharwal and Mr. Sanjeet Kumar, Advocates, for the Respondent;

Mr. B.K. Singh with Ms. Urvi Kashiwal and Mr. Hardik Ahluwalia, Advocates, for the R-5.

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