Amid name changing controversy, the HRD Ministry said they will not allow Dyal Singh College (Evening) to be renamed and will take action against its management committee for doing so without consent.
Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said, “We had earlier also asked them to reconsider the move. We will not allow the college to be renamed.“If there are two Dyal Singh colleges, they can call them A and B or 1 and 2 to differentiate but the original name cannot be changed.”
The minister’s comments came following reports that the management had quietly renamed the college with banners of ‘Vande Mataram Dyal Singh College’ being put up.
“The ministry will take action against the college management committee for going ahead with the renaming despite me making a statement in Parliament that it cannot be done,” Javadekar added.
Earlier in the day, Harsimrat Kaur Badal also said that 'I have requsted PM Sh. Narendramodi ji to sack Dayal Singh College management head Amitabh Sinha for going against HRD ministry assurance that name of Dayal Singh College, Delhi will not be changed. I briefed him that Sinha’s mischievous conduct had hurt Sikh sentiments and am hopeful of corrective action.'