FEGOCTA questions why Higher Education department not honouring cabinet decision
The Federation of Government College Teachers’ Associations (FEGOCTA) sought immediate intervention of Education Minister S Rajen to issue the Orders of 7th UGC Pay and Regulations, 2018.
The Federation of Government College Teachers’ Associations (FEGOCTA) has questioned why the Higher Education Department is not honouring the decision of the Cabinet led by Chief Minister.
“Why the Higher Education Department fails to send the file to Finance Department even after 109 days of Cabinet approval?” FEGOCTA asked over the delay in implementing 7th UGC Pay and Regulations, 2018.
FEGOCTA, said in a release, that it welcomes the Education Minister S Rajen’s action oriented approach to education.
“There is hope of bringing transformation in collegiate education in Manipur under his dynamic leadership,” it said and sought the minister’s immediate intervention to issue the Orders of 7th UGC Pay and Regulations, 2018.
It further said that the college teachers in other states and other employees of Manipur Government are already enjoying 7th Pay.
While expressing concern about life and safety of the teachers and non-teaching staff in the colleges with the rising Covid-19 positive cases among teachers and some even succumbed, it urged the concerned authorities to provide facilities of hand washing.
It also appealed to ensure strict enforcement of no entry without masks, 50% rotation among the teachers to maintain social distancing among others.
Guidelines of UGC, WHO and Governments of India and Manipur should be strictly enforced in the colleges. Immediate steps should be taken up for online classes and provide financial support for the learning activities in the colleges, it added.