Teachers of Fazl Ali College, Mokokchung performing their duties without disrupting the ongoing mid-term examinations in the college, even as they observe their 'Protest Day' by wearing black badges against the failure of the 6th UGC Pay Review Committee to submit its recommendation to the central government.
Mokokchung, September 24 (MExN): The Fazl Ali College Teachers Association (FACTA) under the directive of the All India Federation of University and College Teachers Organization (AIFUCTO) and its subordinate, the All Nagaland Government College Teachers Association (ANGCTA), today observed "Protest Day" in protest against the failure of the 6th UGC Pay Review Committee to submit its recommendation to the Central Government. The teachers, along with the rest of the colleges and universities in the country, wore black badges to symbolize their protest. The protest was observed peacefully and the teachers performed their normal duties without disrupting the ongoing mid-term examinations in the college.The ANGCTA had earlier issued a circular to all it affiliated units that the protest must be conducted in a peaceful manner, and that normal classes must not be disrupted in any event. It is learned that the 6th UGC Pay Review Committee was supposed to submit its report to the Union Government by 6th of September 2008, which it failed to, for which today's protest was staged as the first phase of a nation-wide strike by the AIFUCTO . It is also learned that the last date of submission of the Report is postponed to October 5, 2008. The AIFUCTO will intensify its protest in the event of the failure by the Committee to submit the Report during the stipulated time.