Following a decision taken at the national executive committee meeting of the All-India Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisations (AIFUCTO), university and college teachers from across the country would stage a fast on August 25 in their respective States. Zonal secretary of AIFUCTO and honorary president of Karnataka University College Teachers’ Association Lingaraj Angadi said in a release on Friday that the main demands of AIFUCTO were a check on the commercialisation of education and the immediate release of arrears according to the revised University Grants Commission pay scales by the Union and State governments. Besides, it was decided at the meeting to stage a three-day fast at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi from August 28.

“On August 28, university and college teachers and office-bearers of organisations from Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan will participate in the fast .On August 29, teachers from West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Goa, Orissa, Chhattisgarh and all the northeastern states will participate.

On August 30, teachers from Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Pondicherry will take part,” Prof. Angadi said in the release. He said on August 25, office-bearers of respective State-level organisations would send telegrams, emails and fax to the Prime Minister and Union Minister for Human Resource Development urging them to release the arrears according to the revised pay scales. AIFUCTO’s other demands include the withdrawal of the new pension scheme.

  • Teachers are demanding immediate release

    of arrears according to UGC pay scales

  • Their other demands include halting the commercialisation of education