3000 Teachers Protest at Mumbai University Campus

Over 3000 teachers of the Bombay University and College Teachers Union (BUCTU) protested on Friday at the Mumbai University (MU) campus over non-payment of salaries as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

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3,000 teachers of the Bombay University and College Teachers Union (BUCTU) protested over non-payment of salaries as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on Friday at the Mumbai University campus. The protest is going on since the last two weeks.

The teachers protested over the state's initiative of a Government Resolution related to the revision of payments of salaries of teachers but the University remained indifferent in this matter. Moreover, the university is demanding completion of the online assessment process but is not ready to increase their salaries.

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As stated in the Free Press Journal, Madhu Paranjape, General Secretary of BUCTU said that the university has not taken any decision about their increments but always tells them to complete paper correction on a priority basis. They deserve to be paid, if work is expected out of them.

In addition, teachers conduct lectures, carry out administrative work in their respective colleges and also oversee extra-curricular activities. Jiten Desai, a teacher, said that the University should realise that they are involved in activities apart from examinations and assessment.

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Paradoxically, the university wants the teachers to complete the assessment they demand, and also demand that they should not go on leave and finish the work within a deadline. But when it comes to a raise in their salaries, both the state and the university are slow to act. MU authorities claimed the decision about salaries of teachers is taken by the state. 


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