Kageri warns PU lecturers of stern action

Kageri warns PU lecturers of stern action

Addressing a press conference here, he said that the office bearers of the PU College Lecturers Union should take a decision to hold classes from Monday.

The message had been conveyed to the office bearers of the union at a meeting held in Bangalore on Friday, he said.

Annual exams are fast approaching and parents are worried due to the agitation by the lecturers. The strike should not mar the future of students, he said. The PU college lecturers have gone on a strike, urging to end the disparity in their salaries.

After the lecturers boycotted evaluation of II PUC examinations earlier this year, the government had formed a committee to study their problems. The report of the committee was submitted to the pay scale committee of the government. The pay scale panel may submit its report before March and the government would examine the report, the minister said.

Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda had promised to fulfill the demands of the teachers, in response to a query in the Legislative Council.

“The pay disparity is not a problem of PU lecturers alone. It is a problem of high school and primary school teachers also. So, a decision cannot be taken in a hurry,” Kageri said. The government would respond positively to the problems of the teachers, he added.

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