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Teachers of grant-in-aid colleges protest over non-payment of salaries

On the call of Joint Action Committee of the representatives of Panjab and Chandigarh College teachers union (PCCTU) and the principal federation of aided College of Punjab and Chandigarh, the teaching and non-teaching employees of all colleges in Ludhiana sat on dharna in their respective colleges.

punjab Updated: Dec 19, 2014 20:43 IST
HT Correspondent

On the call of Joint Action Committee of the representatives of Panjab and Chandigarh College teachers union (PCCTU) and the principal federation of aided College of Punjab and Chandigarh, the teaching and non-teaching employees of all colleges in Ludhiana sat on dharna in their respective colleges.

Due to this, Panjab University postponed the exam which was scheduled for December 19 on January 3. The teachers protested as the state government failed to release their salaries in the past 18 months and this protest is against the grossly indifferent attitude of the Punjab Government towards higher education in general and the aided colleges in particular.

Due to the short-sided policies of the Punjab government the employees of the aided colleges have been put to several financial hardships as the government has not released 95% grant in aid amount due to these colleges for the previous 18 months. As a result, employees and their families have to suffer.

Employees demands

The composite demands of the employees of the aided colleges are as under:-

-Release 95% grant in aid amount due for the past 18 months without any further delay.

-Immediate restoration of the fixed medical allowance as well as the HRA as given to the Punjab government employees.

-Lift the ban of non-teaching posts.

-No notification of amended grade pay scale from December 1, 2011 of non-teaching employees.