7th Pay Commission: Disappointed Teachers Take Out Rally, Meet Governor

Bhubaneswar: Disappointed over the alleged apathy of the Odisha government towards their demand for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, a seven-member panel of teachers on Saturday met Governor Ganeshi Lal and submitted a memorandum.

Hundreds of teachers, under the aegis of Federation of University Teachers’ Association, took out a rally from OUAT to Raj Bhawan to press their demands that include implementation of Seventh pay Commission and norms of University grants Commission (UGC), 2018.

The teachers also demanded to raise the age of retirement from the current 60 to 65.

“Teachers of all the government universities today gathered here and met the Governor with our demands of increasing the retirement age and implementation of the recommendation of the 7th pay commission,” said convener of Federation of University Teachers’ Association.

Earlier, teachers of Ravenshaw University had gathered in front of the Vice Chancellor’s  office 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.

The teachers had also alleged that 22 service books of the faculty members were still pending with the government, preventing those teachers from getting ‘Career promotion’.