The government college teachers under FEGOCTA had also donated their one-day salary to Chief Minister Minister’s Covid-19 Relief Fund in 2020.
The 16-day-long cease work strike was called off on Saturday following an assurance given by the state government of issuing the order of the UGC 7th Pay and Regulations within two weeks as per the demands of the federation, said N Somorendro.
Representatives of FEGOCTA and AMCTA met CM Biren on Saturday and discussed the long standing demand of the college teachers for payment of salary as per UGC 7th Pay Commission.
Prior to the cease work strike, college teachers has been taking up different forms of agitation such as sit-in protests in different colleges of the state and mass casual leave since January 28.
More than 10 students sustained injuries in a clash with police on Monday.
The resumption of agitations with a threat of boycotting academic activities have impacted the minds of the thousands of students, ATSUM said.
FEGOCTA said that the college teachers will not accept the COVID-19 pandemic excuses as it has been demanding 7th UGC and regulation, 2018 since pre-COVID-19 days of December 2018.
Manipur government college teachers continued their sit-in protest on Monday for the third time since January 29, as per the decision of FEGOCTA.
Further delay in implementation of the national policy of UGC will harm the students and higher education in Manipur, FEGOCTA said.
The FEGOCTA stated in the resolution that boycott of classes will resume any time if the government failed to issue an order on UGC 7th Pay and Regulation, 2018.
The Federation of Government College Teachers’ Associations (FEGOCTA) sought immediate intervention of Education Minister S Rajen to issue the Orders of 7th UGC Pay and Regulations, 2018.
The Federation of Government College Teachers’ Association Manipur made the announcement in view of the 6th semester exam scheduled to begin from September 18.
The decision to continue boycotting online classes and other academic activities is taken collectively by FEGOCTA, MGSF, MSSA and other employee associations of Manipur.