PU Teaching, Non-Teaching Staff Demand Revision in their Pay Structure

Patna University employees protesting before Vice Chancellor Ras Bihari Prasad Singh on Tuesday.

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Patna: Patna University teachers and non-teaching staff on Tuesday staged a protest across the campus to put pressure on the government to implement 7th Central Pay Commission's recommendations dealing with their wages and salary packages.

As a result of the protest, classes were suspended in many colleges and office work came to a standstill shortly after lunch.

Gathering outside Wheeler Senate Hall on Ashok Rajpath, dozens of university employees shouted slogans against the university administration and the Nitish government accusing them of ignoring the long-standing demands of both teaching and non-teaching staff that includes implementation of recommendations made in the 7th Pay Commission.

Leading the protest, Patna University Teachers' Association (PUTA) President Randhir Kumar Singh said that while the central and state government had already implemented recommendations made in the 7th Pay Commission, the Nitish administration had ignored similar implementation in universities across Bihar.

Patna University Vice Chancellor Ras Bihari Prasad Singh, who was nearly ambushed by the protestors, assured them of taking up their case with the state government that, hopefully, would not make any further delay in the implementation of the recommendations made in the 7th Central Pay Commission report.

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