Bhopal: Professors, librarians stage protest against babus, govt

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Mar 10, 2015 16:18 IST

Professors and librarians of MP government colleges went on mass leave on Monday and held a ‘Akrosh rally’ (protest rally) in Bhopal against bureaucrats for not sending proposal to University Grant Commission (UGC) for releasing arrears of sixth pay commission.

During their protest, they shouted slogans against the government and red-tapism towards their arrears.

Most of the professors and librarians have been given the first installment but the state government is not sending proposal for the remaining two installments.

The state teachers’ association convener, RS Raghuwanshi, said, “Bureaucrats didn’t send the proposal of pending arrears of the 2006 University Grants Commission (UGC) pay scales revised from 2010 in the state. Even, then HRD minister for state Shashi Tharoor had informed in the Rajya Sabha that MP is the only state which hasn’t sent the proposal for releasing arrears.”

“There are many professors and librarians who didn’t get even the first installments. In December 2014, MP government had sent a proposal of releasing Rs 67 crore for arrears but actual estimation of funds is Rs 416 crore so we are objecting that why they are not sending proposal for releasing actual funds,” said Kailash Tyagi, president MP Teachers’ Association.

He further said, “In MP, bureaucrats and government feel that professors are getting good salary and they shouldn’t get arrears and that’s why they didn’t send any proposal to UGC. If they really have any problem, they should present their views in front of HRD ministry to change the salary slab but this is injustice that professors from other states have been benefitted.”

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