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Teachers sore with varsity authorities

india Updated: Sep 18, 2006 05:22 IST

MEMBERS OF self-financed and unaided degree college teachers association will  launch an campaign against the apathetic attitude of university authorities over the redressal of teachers’ demands. They will organise dharnas and demonstrations at all district headquarters and distribute handbills exposing corruption in the university.

President of the association, Dr Rajesh Pandey, and secretary, Dilip Kumar Mishra, levelled serious charges against the university authorities and said the academic atmosphere in the university was declining fast and directives regarding appointment of teachers were being violated.

They said they had filed an application under the Right to Information Act, seeking status report regarding regularisation of services of self-financed degree college teachers but the university authorities had failed to provide any information in this regard.

Pandey alleged the university authorities were involved in various financial irregularities, corruption and harassment of the teachers and recalled that the association members had staged a dharna on September 5 at the Vidhan Bhawan demanding CBI inquiry into various development works carried out in the Gorakhpur University.

Responding to a question, he said if their demands were not fulfilled, thousands of the teaches of unaided degree colleges would take out a march from Gorakhpur to Lucknow and start collective hunger strike.

Dharna on September  21: DISTRICT SECRETARY of Uttar Pradesh Teachers’ Association, Umesh Chand Nayak, said here that teachers would stage a dharna at the district inspector of schools office on September 21 to demand regularization of the services of subject teachers and instructors in various schools. He said a memorandum would be forwarded to the chief minister through the DIOS to remind the CM of his promise made to the teachers in this regard.