West Bengal State Government calls on teachers meetings to implement the 7th Pay Commission

West Bengal State Government calls on teachers meetings to implement the 7th Pay Commission

On 5 November, the government of West Bengal held a teacher meeting of all state-owned and state-assisted higher education institutions in order to debate issues relating to the implementation of the recommendations from the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

He said that officials of the Department of Higher Education were present for the meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

‘On November 5 at 11:00 AM at Netaji Indoor stadium a meeting was called upon to include regular teachers in the seven central pay commission recommendations from all government- and public-assisted colleges and universities.’

“We have sent all teaching bodies invitations,” said Minister of Education Partha Chatterjee.

A week ago the move came to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after Jadavpur University Teachers ‘ Association (JUTA) wrote calling for her intervention to immediately enforce the revised pay scale.

In July, more than 200 professors from the University of Jadavpur had held a rally to amend the pay scale.

Members from the Association of Teachers at All Bengal University (ABUTA-JU) and West Bengal College (WBCUTA) have joined the protest.

“The chief minister decided to meet the teachers, and settle the matter, after the festival season has finished,” added Chatterjee.

JUTA Secretary-General Partha Pratim Roy confirmed receipt of the State Government letter and stated “A final appeal on the matter (in the course of the meeting) would be made later that day.”

“We hope to see our demands, the Chief Minister,” he said.

PTI

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