PU lecturers call off protest, evaluation to resume today

PU lecturers call off protest, evaluation to resume today

PU lecturers call off protest, evaluation to resume today

 A day after the State government slapped disciplinary notice, the agitating PU lecturers called off their 17-day protest and decided to resume evaluation work from Wednesday.

The decision follows a meeting with Primary and Secondary Education Minister Kimmane Ratnakar. It is not clear what exactly transpired between the minister and the protesting lecturers.   

The development will bring a huge relief for students who feared that delay in evaluation might adversely affect their results.

Ajay Seth, principal, Primary and Secondary Education department expressed confidence that evaluation would be completed in two weeks.

S R Venkatesh, working president, Karnataka State Lecturers Association said they have called off the strike despite their demands not being met by the government.

“The government has told us that they will try and work to fulfil our demands,” he said.
Earlier in the day, Ratnakar met Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and held talks. Emerging out of the meeting, he went straight to the agitating lecturers at the Freedom Park and made an emotional appeal to call off their strike.  He is said to have made references to the prevailing drought in the state and promised to meet lecturer’s demand in the coming days.

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