Indore: The on-going protest by government college teachers in Madhya Pradesh for seventh pay scale is likely to hit the upcoming state civil service main examination as the protesting faculty members have taken en-masse leave on July 23, the day exam commences.
As a result, MPPSC may have to defer the exam by a day. About 4,500 teachers in government colleges will participate in ongoing protests for implementation of seventh pay commission recommendation. “We are going to Bhopal to stage demonstration at Secretariat on July 23. Coincidentally, civil service exam is also starting on the same day. Unfortunately, we will not be able to do duty in exam,” State Government Teachers’ Association general secretary Suresh Silawat said.
Government college teachers are made invigilators in Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) examinations.”We have no information about government teachers’ mass leave. We will be able to comment on the issue after we get official intimation,” an MPPSC official said.
The protest started with one-hour boycott of college from July 6. On Monday, teachers took out rally from Old GDC to collectorate. On Wednesday, the teachers will take out another rally from Gandhi Hall to Divisional Commissioner’s office. They will wear black bands on arms as mark of protest.
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on November 2, 2017, had released notification for implementation of seventh pay recommendation for college and university teachers. However, the state finance department objected to it.
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