Teachers march protesting delay in pay revision

Around 8,000 teachers took part in the march organized by the Federation of Central Universities Teachers' Associations (FEDCUTA). Teachers from Nagaland, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana as well DU, JNU, Jamia, Jamia Hamdard and IGNOU joined the march which started from Mandi House. However, they were stopped by the police from reaching the Parliament House.

The office bearers of FEDCUTA later met Sunil Kumar, joint secretary, MHRD and submitted a memorandum, reiterating their demand for continuing the existing pay structure, instead of seven or eight pay scales structure sought to be introduced among others. The FEDCUTA, in a statement, warned the government not to tamper with the pay scales recommended for lecturers and readers by the UGC and said that if they failed to reach negotiated settlement, teachers would be forced to launch a prolonged strike. A delegation teachers is likely to meet HRD minister Arjun Singh on Thursday to apprise him of their grievances.