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.
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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.
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.
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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.