DUTA Marches to Save Higher Education
November 23, 2017
Hundreds of teachers marched to the Parliament Street in the DUTA Protest Rally against the retrograde recommendations of the 7th CPC, on November 21. In a blatant anti-teacher move, this government has decided to withdraw the advanced PhD/MPhil increments meant to reward higher qualifications and to offset late entry into the teaching profession. The 7th CPC records the lowest hike for incumbent teachers in independent India. In one of the most brutal assaults on higher education in recent times, the MHRD notification threatens to reduce funds to the Central and the State universities respectively.
The MHRD notification about the 7th Pay revision of teachers in colleges and universities has led to justified anger and resentment within academic circles. It is also the first time that the UGC Pay Review Committee report has not been made public. The DUTA demands that this report be immediately made public.
The DUTA is committed to intensify its struggle in immediate future to ensure that teachers are given a fair and transparent teacher-friendly 7th CPC.
First published in Newsclick.
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