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Functioning of Utkal University of Culture affected

Correspondent

BHUBANESWAR: Functioning of the city-based 10-year-old Utkal University of Culture has adversely been affected following the dharana staged by its non-teaching staff on the campus for the past four weeks.

Pressing for their demand of ‘a decent deal’ from the university authorities, 38 employees resorted to the strike. “We have been submitting memorandum to the Government and the university authorities time and again apprising of our miserable service conditions. We are being paid a meagre amount of about Rs.2000 to Rs.3700 per month and there has not been any move to increase it or take us as permanent staff,” said the employees.

A delegation met Culture Minister S.N.Patro but they did not receive any assurance from him, they said.

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