7th Pay Commission: Demonstration, Rally and More; Govt Apathy Alleged

Cuttack/Berhampur: The demand for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission is gaining momentum in almost every state across the country. While many states have recently announced benefits for their employees, Odisha has also announced a 2% hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) for the employees of state-owned PSUs. However, the Ravenshaw University teachers are on dharna protesting the alleged apathy of the Odisha government towards their cause.

The teachers on Tuesday gathered in front of Vice Chancellor’s  office for the demonstration demanding implementation of 7th Pay recommendations in ‘toto’ for the University faculty and removing anomalies of the 6th Pay Commission immediately without any further delay.

As per Ravenshaw University Teachers’ Association  (RUTA) release, they will sit on protest for one hour everyday till November 17. After that, a mass rally will be taken out to Raj Bhawan, it read.

The teachers also alleged that 22 service books of the faculty members are still pending with the government and this has prevented those teachers to get ‘Career promotion’.

Similarly, as per the UGC guidelines, age of retirement should be 65 but the the government is yet to take a call on this.

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As per the UGC rules and regulations, when an Assistant Professor joins in the University, he/she gets 5 for PHD and 3 for M. Phil degree. As per Odisha government rules, Assistant Professor do not get these advance increments. The government has violated the rules and regulations of UGC. Similarly, many archaic rules exist with regard to teachers who join with pay protection, the release further read.

Similarly, University teachers of Berhampur University also staged dharna demanding implementation of 7th Pay Commission.