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VARSITY STAFF GO ON LEAVE, DEMAND UGC PAY-SCALE Saturday, 05 October 2013
VARSITY STAFF GO ON LEAVE, DEMAND UGC PAY-SCALE
Saturday, 05 October 2013 | PNS | bhubaneswar | in Bhubaneswar
Hundreds of university employees went on one-day casual leave throughout the country at the call of the All India University Employees Confederation (AIUEC) on Thursday, said AIUEC president and former MP Bhabani Shankar Hota.
The AIUEC has been demanding UGC pay-scale and setting up of a pay review committee. While welcoming the decision of the Union Government to set up the 7th Pay Commission for CentralGovernment employees that would ultimately be relevant for State Governments’ employees, Hota said there is no logic in denying UGC pay-scale to the nonteaching employees.
The university non-teaching employees form the backbone of university administration as has been admitted by the Union Government and the University Grants Commission.
While the pay-scales of teachers have been revised thrice in the past, the nonteaching employees working under the same roof are denied the benefits, Hota rued.
He criticised the West Bengal Government for issuing instruction to the Vice-Chancellors of universities in the State to take punitive action against the employees for ceasing work. “This is highly undemocratic and dictatorial in nature and I urge the West Bengal Government to withdraw the order forthwith. The AIUEC stands in support of the employees of universities in West Bengal,” Hota said.