Bhopal, Aug 13:
University teachers of the state has been agitating since August 3 last over the state government not announcing implementation of 6th Pay Commission recommended by the University Grants Commission (UGC). At an emergency meeting of the State Government College Teachers Joint Action Committee it was decided unanimously that all teachers would boycott the University Semester examinations to be started from August 18 and the students union elections on August 28 and 29.
Office bearers and members of the committee were of the view that even though they were doing their duties with full dedication while protesting against non-implementation of their demands, the state government has not issued necessary orders. Hence the teachers are forced to take this decision of non-cooperation, a press note issued by Dr Sanjay Telang, in-charge of state publicity committee said.
The teachers began their second stage of agitation today evening at Polytechnic Junction with silent protest while wearing white mask on the face. Sanskrit College Principal Dr Sudha Singh and Stte Law College Principal Dr Radha Vallabh Sharma reached the agitation site to give the agitating teachers moral support. The agitating teachers submitted a memo addressed to the chief minister, which was handed over to the SDM Kishore Sanyal at the agitation site.
Announcing future programme the joint action committee said that on August 17 to August 21 dharna would be organised at divisional headquarters, a state level Maha Rally on August 22, dharna from August 24 to September 4 and if their demands were not met till then, indefinite strike would be observed from September 5