UGC pay scales

College teachers from Fatehgarh Sahib continue protest on second day

Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, December 2

On the call of the PCCTU, teachers from Fatehgarh Sahib continued their strike for the second day today in support of their demand to implementation the recommendations of the UGC’s 7th Pay Commission. The non-teaching staff, including the principal of MG College, Fatehgarh Sahib, also joined and supported the strike of PCCTU.

Brikamjit Singh Sandhu, president of Fatehgarh Sahib and Patiala unit of the union, said the Punjab Government was not implementing the UGC pay scales, while the governments of other states in the country have implemented it. He said that under the new policy of the government, the process of getting status of professor had also been tightened from 2023 and the qualification as PhD would be required.

Dr Rashid, president of the college union, demanded that the UGC pay scales should be implemented and the decision to delink salary with UGC pay scale should be withdrawn. He said the teachers would continue their strike till their demands were not accepted.

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