Teacher association demands implementation of 7th payIMPHAL | Sep 9
Federation of Government College Teachers’ Associations, Manipur (FEGOCTA) demands the state government to implement the 7th UGC pay and regulations, 2018 for the teachers of colleges and university on or before September 23. The association warned that various form of agitation will be launched from the following day if the government fails to fulfil their demands.
In a press conference held today at Manipur Press Club, general secretary, FEGOCTA, N. Somorendro Singh said that ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) had issued an order on November 2, 2018, to chief secretaries of all the state to revise the pay of the teachers of universities and colleges as per 7th pay structure. Besides, the ministry also informed about 50 per cent reimbursement to the state government by the central government for arrear payment from January 1, 2016 to March 3.
But the state government fails to materialise it till date although the association had urged the concerned authority thrice before. He also added that instead of fulfilling their demands the state government excluded government college teachers from the 7th pay implementation order that issued on July 11.
“The decision of the state government demotivates the teachers’ community. It is a complete deprivation of our rights as the order is being implemented in almost all the states of India. If the state government continues to show such biases, the future generation may doubt the post of lecturers or teachers,” he shared.
He furthers said that UGC directed all the state governments of India through education secretaries on January 31, 2018, to initiate immediate action for the 7th pay implementation in a time-bound manner for the teachers of universities and colleges under the state government.
Moreover, the government of India issued a gazette notification of UGC Regulations 2018 on July 18, 2018. The notification also mentioned about 7th UGC Pay and qualifications for recruitment and career advancement for the teachers of the universities and colleges of state governments, he added.
While informing about the untimely implementation of 6th pay commission, he said that the UGC pay and regulations for the college and university teachers revised after every 10 years following the central pay revisions. But Manipur was the last state in India to implement 6th UGC pay for the college teachers and the only state which refused to seek 80 per cent reimbursement from January 1, 2006 to March 3, 2010.
Above this, the college teachers are discriminated by granting 13 months less from other employees of the state government. SCA and TA for the government college teachers which are the component of their salaries are also deprived for the last nine years, he lamented.
While urging the state government to fulfil their demand at the earliest, he said that only the students’ community faces the brunt of the agitation launched by teachers. Considering this, the association has been trying to resolve peacefully. But if the state government does not heed any attention, they will start democratic movements from September 24 onwards.
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