Imphal, May 20,
Long pending demand by the All Manipur College Teachers’ Association (AMCTA) for implementation of the 7th UGC pay gets support from the All India Federation of University & College Teachers’ Organisations (AIFUCTO). The apex body of associations of teachers of state Universities and colleges of India, which represent more than 6 (six) lakh teachers of the country had submitted memorandum to the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, Education Minister Th Radheshyam and also to the Chief Secretary of Manipur urging the government to fulfill the 10 points charter of demand submitted to the government by the AMCTA.
The AITUCTO memorandums submitted separately appealed the concern to implement the 7th UGC Pay Scales to the College Teachers and equivalent cadres of Manipur and fulfillment of the genuine demands of AMCTA.
The memorandum stated that almost all the respective state governments in India have implemented the revised 7th UGC Pay Scales to university and college teachers and equivalent cadres. The AIFUCTO expressed strong dissatisfaction to learn that Manipur is the lone state in the entire North East where the revised 7th UGC Pay Scales are not yet implemented till date.
It also stated that the college teachers of the state are denied to enjoy the two allowances i.e., SCA & TA of the 6th Pay Scales till date due to the violation of the decision of state cabinet mentioning as - “College Teachers presently serving under the Department of Higher Education & Technical Education, Government of Manipur be given Academic Grade Pay (AGP) in place of Grade Pay”. Unfortunately, ROP was issued in form of contradiction to the cabinet decision as - “AGP shall not be equated to Grade Pay provided to other government employees for whatsoever “ laid down in Para 4 of the Govt. orders No. 7(7)/3/2009-HE(Misc)Pt.(1) dated 12.8.2011 (ROP 2011) which has till been hurdle in releasing the two allowances and which have not been mentioned in 6th UGC Pay revision orders of all states of India except Manipur.
The AIFUCTO also expressed strong supports to the AMCTA’s 10 - point charter of demands submitted to the Government of Manipur on 29th September, 2018 and of which reminder of the same had submitted on 14th February, 2019 and urges the government to fulfill the same without delay.
The apex body of university and college teachers’ organisations in India and pioneer in the upliftment of higher education across the country urged the Government of Manipur to implement the 7th UGC Pay Scales in TOTO to the college teachers of the state as done in other states where the same have been implemented.
The memorandum submitted was signed by Prof. Arun Kumar, General Secretary of AIFUCTO.
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