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