Teachers boycott valuation in M'lore

They demand pay revision, say scale has been revised in TN, AP and Maharashtra

The state wide protest has been held urging the government to implement the 6th Pay Commission to the Polytechnic college lecturers.  

Addressing the one- day protest, All Karnataka Polytechnic Technical Teachers Association district President Vishwanatan K said the 6th Pay Commission which was supposed to be implemented in the year 2006, has not been implemented so far in the State. “The pay scale has been revised and the polytechnic staffs have received the arrears too in the neighbouring Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra states. But as far as Karnataka is concerned, there has been unnecessary delay in implementing the pay commission,” he said.

He said that the degree college and engineering college lecturers have been granted with the pay revision but polytechnic college staffs have suffered injustice. Though the Finance department has sanctioned the amount, Aall India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has not made any move in revising the wage of polytechnic college staff, he complained.

The protesters urged AICTE to grant arrears to the staff starting from January 1, 2006.

College teachers

Owing to the delay in granting salary to the college teachers of more than 300 aided colleges and teachers of Government First Grade colleges in the State, the Association of Mangalore University College Teachers (AMUCT) has submitted a memorandum to the Higher Education Minister Dr V S Acharya.

The Amuct has urged the minister to intervene and take necessary steps to ensure the release of salary to the teachers before 5th of every month.

It also demanded the minister to settle various types of arrears including UGC arrears, Dearness Allowance (DA) arrears, and placement arrears which are pending since many years, stated a press release issued by AMUCT President Prof Ummappa Poojary.

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