Agartala: The All Tripura Federation of University and College Teachers Organisation (ATFUCTO) has threatened an indefinite strike from January 16 to press for implementation of the pay package announced by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

‘Other States getting better deal’

The General Secretary of ATFUCTO, Nityananda Das, on Monday said while college teachers in other States were drawing their salaries, in accordance with the pay package effective from January 2006, the teachers of Tripura were still getting salaries as per the scales revised in 1996.

“The teachers of Tripura Central University and National Institute of India, Agartala, are also receiving their salaries according to the UGC pay package 2006, but not the college teachers here,” Mr. Das told reporters.

Threaten stir

He said as part of the stir, college teachers of the State would observe a one-day strike on Tuesday.

But, if the Left Front Government in Tripura did not announce the new pay package on or before January 15, the college teachers would go for indefinite strike from January 16 in the coming year.

Mr. Das said the State got affiliation from the UGC and All India Council for Technical Education with the commitment that they would follow all the guidelines of both. --PTI