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Highlighting demands:Members of the Tamil Nadu Retired College Teachers' Association staging a demonstration in Coimbatore on Thursday.
Highlighting demands:Members of the Tamil Nadu Retired College Teachers' Association staging a demonstration in Coimbatore on Thursday.

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Government had revised pay scales of teachers

Enhancement of medical reimbursement sought

Coimbatore: A number of retired Government and aided college teachers staged a demonstration in front of the Red Cross Building here demanding revision of their scales of pay as per the University Grants Commission (UGC) norms.

They pointed out that as per GO No. 350 the Government had ordered revision of scales of pay and allowances for the teachers in universities and Government and Government aided colleges as recommended by the UGC.

Benefits

It also ordered that all the existing pensioners (including family pensioners) would also be eligible for the revised scale of pay and the consequent pension benefits as per GO No. 235.

Meanwhile, the Director of Collegiate Education has instructed all the Joint Directors of Collegiate Education to instruct the principals and secretaries of all aided colleges under their jurisdiction to accept the application for revision of pension \family pension with effect from January 1, 2006.

However, the association alleged that no action had so far been initiated by the Regional Joint Directors of Education in this regard.

Applications

“This is despite the colleges forwarding the applications for revision of pension,” they lamented.

Their demands include revised pension for those who have retired as Graduate Tutors and Demonstrators, enhancement of medical reimbursement from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 2 lakh, increase in commutation from 33 per cent to 40 per cent, full pension for all those who have completed 20 years of service as for Central Government employees and also pension scheme for those who are above 80 years as implemented by the Central Government.

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