Manipur: Online classes in government colleges resume
FEGOCTA lauded Chief Minister N Biren Singh and his cabinet for making the historic cabinet decision on 7th UGC Pay and Regulations, 2018.
After the orders of UGC 7th Pay and Regulations were provided to the college teachers’ community of Manipur by the state government on Sunday, the Federation of Government College Teachers’ Associations (FEGOCTA) suspended its agitation of boycotting online classes and examination activities of government colleges.
A release issued by FEGOCTA lauded Chief Minister N Biren Singh and his cabinet for making the historic cabinet decision on 7th UGC Pay and Regulations, 2018.
It is for the first time the complete UGC Regulations have been implemented in Manipur with the orders granting college teachers complete salary including SCA and TA from April 2019, FEGOCTA stated.
FEGOCTA also thanked the education minister, the commissioner and other officials of the Higher Education department. It appealed for immediate pension orders for the college teachers who have already retired and also stated that the full implementation of UGC Regulations 2018 should start with the direct recruitment of assistant professors through MPSC and not through contract appointment.
FEGOCTA is the first and only teachers’ body in Manipur which went to hold agitations, demanding adoption of both 7th UGC Pay and Regulations, 2018 which is a great step towards higher education, particularly the collegiate education in Manipur, the release stated.
It extended appreciation to the chief Secretary and officials of the Finance department for their swift actions and further thanked former Education minister Th Radheshyam and all the individuals and stakeholders who supported the adoption of national policy of UGC in Manipur.