University, college teachers to boycott exam duty tomorrow

University, college teachers to boycott exam duty tomorrow

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, March 2

Responding to the call given by Punjab Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisation, GNDUTA has appealed to all its members from the university campus, regional campuses and constituent colleges to reach PU campus to participate in a protest rally and march towards the Legislative Assembly.

GNDU postpones exams scheduled for March 4

n Guru Nanak Dev University has postponed exams scheduled for

March 4 due to mass casual leave and call for boycott by university examinations by Punjab Federation of University and College

Teachers’ Organisations

  • Prof Manoj Kumar, Prof in-charge examinations, said the new date of examinations for colleges will be March 5. He said the new date for courses being run under Credit Based Evaluation and Grading System on the campus in Amritsar, regional campuses, Jalandhar and Gurdaspur, would be notified by head of the departments concerned
  • On March 4, all the teachers of universities and colleges will proceed on mass casual leave, boycott examinations and teaching as well as research work

On March 4, all teachers of universities and colleges will proceed on mass casual leave, boycott examinations and teaching as well as research work. A meeting of the District Council of Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) Amritsar was held at DAV College on Tuesday also called to mobilise the teachers for the state rally. Dr Gurdas Singh Sekhon, district president, PCCTU, said the Punjab Government took condemnable decision to delink UGC pay scales for the teachers in colleges and universities.

Sekhon said the seventh pay commission wages have already been implemented by the Central Government as well as by almost all the states for their employees in 2016, but the Punjab Government has not implemented it till date. “Also, an attempt is being made by the Punjab Government to delink the pay scales of assistant professors of universities and colleges, which is unfair, unjust and illegal. It implies that university and college assistant professors will get lower pay as compared to teachers of other states, which will have long term implications on the quality of higher education in Punjab. Private sector universities and colleges will also fix the pay of their teachers accordingly. It will lead to overall low pay to teachers working in higher education sector in Punjab,” he said. He added that initially the pay scale of assistant professors is being delinked and diluted but in coming years the same will be done for associate professors and professors. There will be complete boycott of conduct of universities exam and evaluation work on March 4.

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