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SJC aided staff protest 7th pay panel scales

Demanding a more democratic process in finalizing the Education Policy and seeking upward revision of the 7th Pay Commission scales, the aided teachers of St Joseph’s College who are members of All India Federation of University & College Teachers’ Organizations (AIFCUTO) united for a token protest in the college.

The teachers aided by the Government have demanded a proper discussion on the pay scales and their implementation as recommended by the UGC which cleared the Pay Revision Report.

“This time, the current government, for some reason, doesn’t want to consult any teachers’ organizations. They want to decide everything straightaway, unilaterally; which is extremely undemocratic. We demand that they make consultation with the teachers’ body,” Michael Rajmati, a senior aided professor from the Department of Chemistry said. “We do not know what is there in store for us because everything is done in secrecy, which is not the usual practice. In a poor country like this government has to provide subsidy,” said Prof Rajamati.