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Pradeep Singh

Bhubaneswar/Patna: "Both teaching and non-teaching staff don't need to go on strike for revised pay as per the recommendations of the 7th pay commission because the government has already set up a three-member pay committee for it," said Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi at the valedictory function of Patna University centenary celebrations at Bapu Sabhagar in Patna.

The Deputy CM, who is himself an alumni of the university, said that the government is sensitive towards the issue and out of 3,364 vacant posts of teaching staff, the process for appointment of 2500 teachers in 20 subjects has already been completed.

[caption id="attachment_312329" align="aligncenter" width="698"]Sushil Kumar Modi Representative Image- Street Times[/caption]

Modi also added that CCTV would be installed at the colleges and hostels of the Patna University. He further said that the students availing loan under 'Students Credit Card' for pursuing higher education can repay the loan after getting job.

"Unless and until they get job after completing their studies, they don't have to worry for repayment of loan amount. They don't have to worry whether it takes two or four years in getting job," PTI quoted Modi as saying.

Speaking on the occasion, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar stressed the importance of innovation and reminded students of schemes such as "Smart India Hackathon" and "Prime Minister Research Fellowship" to change their orientation towards research.

[caption id="attachment_237702" align="aligncenter" width="683"]UGC Representative Image[/caption]

On the other hand, uncertainty continue to looms large over the announcement of further hike in the minimum pay of the Central government employees. Though expectations were high that the Narendra Modi-government would announce something related to the same on August 15, it just went away as 'Independence Day Disappointment'.

However, if media reports are to believed, with the return of Arun Jaitley as the Finance Minister hopes has again ignited among the employees and believe that good news is on the cards.

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