Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 23
The newly-elected Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) executive committee meeting held its first meeting on Thursday and it was decided to carry out a protest in Sector 25 Rally Ground for implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission.
It was also decided that as per the call given by the Punjab Federation of University and College Teachers Organization (PFUCTO), members of PUTA will proceed on mass casual leave to participate in the state- level rally at Sector 25 on the forthcoming Teachers’ Day.
The rally is being organised to protest against the policy and attitude of Punjab Government towards the demand of teachers for an early implementation of the recommendations of seventh pay commission and problems faced by institutions of higher education.
“So far, the Government of Punjab has not initiated any step regarding the notification of the UGC pay scales notified on November 2, 2017, despite repeated reminders by Government of India and UGC there is no action,” said PUTA president Prof Rajesh Gill.
The executive committee has also decided that in accordance with the constitution of PUTA, Prof Keshav Malhotra, from Department of Evening Studies, Prof Gurmeet Singh, from Department of Hindi, Dr Ajay Ranga, from University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) and Parveen Goyal, from University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) are co-opted as members of PUTA. They all are senators too.