FEGOCTA urges government to issue order for cabinet decision on 7th UGC Pay

During lockdown, college teachers are taking online classes and performing other duties and also donated one day salary to chief minister’s COVID-19 relief fund.

Federation of Government College Teachers' Association (FEGOCTA) on Saturday submitted a letter to the government requesting the chief secretary, who heads the cabinet department, to implement the cabinet approval for 7th UGC Pay and Regulations for the college teachers. 

A release stated, the chief minister on February 11 announced that the state cabinet approved 7th Pay of the government college teachers on the lines of ROP 2019. The CM also announced the cabinet approval of UGC Regulations, 2018. However, no orders have been issued after three months and twelve days of the approval, it contended.  

While pointing out that the salary bill of 7th pay for other employees of Manipur government is prepared in May, 2020, it stated that FEGOCTA will not accept the discrimination towards the college teachers by leaving them alone in 7th pay implementation. 

The release stated that FEGOCTA does not want any kind of agitation amid the COVID-19 crisis. During lockdown, college teachers are taking online classes and performing other duties and also donated one day salary to chief minister’s COVID-19 relief fund, it added. 

First Published:May 23, 2020, 11:01 p.m.