Stir forces MP varsities to put off examinations

Barring DAVV- Indore, examinations were postponed in RDVV of Jabalpur, Jivajirao University, Gwalior, Vikram University, Ujjain, Barkatullah University in Bhopal and Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa following the strike.

Bhopal:The state- run universities remained paralysed across following the strike by nonteaching staff and officers to mount pressure on the government for their different demands. Except for DAVV of Indore, six universities postponed semester examinations for indefinite period.

Stir forces MP varsities to put off examinations

Further, the university officials decided to take mass casual leave on Monday, besides the professors who will observe strike for two hours and participate in demonstration.

The state government has formed a committee comprising officers of department of higher education and finance and representatives of non- teaching staff and officers, seeking a report within a month from it. However, non- teaching staff did not agree to call off the strike.

Meanwhile, the university administration took a decision to postpone the semester examinations. According to reports, examinations were postponed in RDVV of Jabalpur, Jivajirao University, Gwalior, Vikram University, Ujjain, Barkatullah University in Bhopal and Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa following the strike.

The government has made several efforts to end the strike of non- teaching staff but so far, it failed to make progress towards this direction. “ The government has formed a committee to redress pension issue but it is not acceptable to us,” said a non- teaching employee union general secretary Avinash Burbure.

“ The committee was formed to find out financial estimate for pension. We have already submitted it to the government,” he said. “ The government provides pension to the tune of Rs 24 crore to all but it collects Rs 26 crore from all universities,” he said. DHE officials said they had talked to the striking employees and would again hold discussion on their demands. “ A committee has been formed to take decision on pension issue but they are not ready to accept it,” DHE secretary JN Kansortiya. Varsity non- teaching staff staging demonstration at Bhopal.

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