They want Sixth Pay Commission provisions to be implemented

Guranna G. Pakin, vice-president of the Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College Non-teaching Employees’ Association, began an indefinite fast here on Tuesday, protesting against the failure of the Hyderabad Karnataka Education Society to implement the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission for non-teaching staff of the medical college.

Five other non-teaching staff also began a relay fast in his support on the medical college premises.

Classrooms locked

The employees locked classrooms, offices and chambers of teaching staff.

President of the association Bodangouda S. Patil, in a statement, blamed president of the Hyderabad Karnataka Education Society Shashil G. Namoshi, MLC, and Dean of the Medical College B. Mallikarjun for the situation.

Mr. Patil said the association had planned to start the agitation from March 21, but put it on hold following an assurance from Dr. Mallikarjun that he would persuade Mr. Namoshi to take up the issue of pay at the managing council meeting on March 25. However, no decision was taken.

Arrears sought

Mr. Patil demanded that the non-teaching employees be paid arrears as per the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations from April 2012. The management should also pay 15 per cent interim relief from November 2011 and clear arrears of dearness allowance, he said.

The gratuity amount should be paid to retiring employees based on the new gratuity regulations introduced in the Karnataka Civil Services Rules, he added.

The employees also demanded that the management continue the practice of giving jobs to children of deceased employees on compassionate grounds, regularise workers appointed on consolidated salary basis and daily wage basis, and reintroduce earned leave provisions.


  • Employees lock classrooms, offices and chambers of teaching staff

  • They demand arrears from April 2012


  • They want Sixth Pay Commission provisions to be implemented

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