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AMCTA submits reminder of the 10-points Charter of demand

IT News
Imphal, Feb 15,

“All Manipur College Teachers’ Association” (AMCTA) has submitted a reminder of the 10 – point charter of demands that was submitted on 29th September, 2018.
The demand includes immediate release of long pent allowances i.e., SCA, TA entitled to college teacher5s and equivalent cadres by making correction of ROP orders dated 12.8.2011.
The AMCTA memorandum stated that the college teachers have been drawing their salaries in incomplete forms since the Allowances, SCA, TA, the components of monthly salary have  not been paid till date. The pending of due allowances i.e, SCA, TA entitled to college teachers and equivalent cadres may kindly be released in such a way either by removing the sentence “Academic Grade Pay (AGP) shall not be equated to Grade Pay (GP) provided to other Govt. employees for any purpose whatever” laid down in Para 4 of the Govt. ROP orders No. 7(7)/3/2009-HE(Misc)pt(1) dated 12.8.2018 or by making corrigendum replacing the sentence which gives a hurdle in releasing the same allowances and which has unfortunately not been mentioned in the 6th UGC Pay revision orders of all states of India except Manipur.

It may be recalled that the State Cabinet had taken its decision mentioning as “College Teachers presently serving under the Department of Higher Education and Technical Education, Government of Manipur be given Academic Grade Pay (AGP) in place of Grade Pay”. Unfortunately, ROP was issued in the form of contradiction with the Cabinet Decision.
This can amicably be solved by referring to Para IX of the GOI, MHRD letter No. F.23-2/2009-TS II dated 09-03-2010 that gives a mapping indicting the equivalence of AGPs to the GPs for corresponding categories of employees as follows:
In respect of faculty, the AGP has been fixed slightly higher than the Grade Pay provide to the other employees. Since the various entitlements like SCA, TA, TA/DA etc. are to be regulated as per the Grade Pay indicated in CCS/State Services (Revise Pay) Rules the equivalence of AGPs to the GPs for corresponding  categories of the employees should be given as shown above. In view of the above fact, your kind attention is drawn to the fact that the government college teachers in Manipur have so long been enjoying mutilated salaries without SCA & TA.
So, the Government of Manipur is earnestly requested to release the long part due allowances applying the above mapping, the memorandum added.
The AMCTA also mention about the Implementation of revised 7th UGC Pay Scales to the Government college teachers and equivalent cadres of Manipur and financial assistance at the rate of 50 percent of the additional expenditure from t he Central Government : In this regard, the Government may kindly be reminded  of the AMCTA’s representations/memoranda dated 29.9.2018 & 30.7.2018..

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents.

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