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Thursday, September 25, 2008

College teachers protest delay in UGC pay review panel report

HYDERABAD: Members of the AP Federation of College Teachers’ Associations (FCTA) on Wednesday observed ‘protest day’ expressing resentment against ‘inordinate’ delay in submission of the Sixth UGC Pay Review Committee report to the Centre.
S. Laxminayarana, chairman, said in a statement that the day marked the beginning of the agitation by university/college teachers. He stated that members of the federation would be forced to resort to more drastic action, including a nation-wide strike, if the committee failed to submit its report before October 5. Members of the AP Affiliated College Teachers’ Association also observed protested day in response to a call by the All-India Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisations. G. Mallikarjun Rao, general secretary, said in a statement that 4,500 colleges across the State had protested.

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