Imphal, Sep 9
Federation of College Teachers’ Associations, Manipur (FEGOCTA) today sets September 23 as deadline for implementation of 7th UGC Pay and Regulations, 2018 for Colleges and University teachers under the Department of Higher Education, Government of Manipur.
In a press meet held today at Manipur Press Club Imphal, General Secretary of FEGOCTA, Dr. N. Somorendro Singh said that an ultimatum in the regard has been submitted to the Chief Minister, Education Minister, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary Finance, Commissioner of Higher Education and Director , University and Higher Education, Government of Manipur today.
While urging the government to not force the college teachers into agitation, FEGOCTA warns the government of serious but democratic agitation from September 24 if the government fails to response to their demand.
“There are many other issues but as of now the FEGOCTA demand the government for immediate implementation of the 7th UGC Pay and regulations 2018”, Somorendro said.
He stated that the UGC Pay and Regulations for the College and University teachers are revised every ten years after central Pay revision. Manipur was the last state in India to implement 6th UGC Pay for the college teachers and only state refused to seek 80% reimbursement from January 1, 2006 to March 31 , 2010, he added.
Somorendra further said that College teachers in Manipur are discriminated by granting 13 months less from other employees of Manipur Government. Even today for almost 9 years college teachers are being discriminated by depriving allowance of SCA and TA which are component of salary, he added.
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