IMPHAL: The Federation of Government College Teachers’ Association (FEGOCTA) Manipur has taken a decision to suspend online classes and boycott examinations, admissions and other academic activities of the government colleges.
While briefing the media at Ema Panthoibi Sanglen,Thangmeiband FEGOCTA general secretary Dr. N. Somoredro Singh said that the teachers doing duty at quarantine centers will however further continue to perform their duties with black badges. Also, it will extend its support to Manipur Government Services’ Federation which has about one lakh government employees and forty thousand pensioners totally in Manipur in its fold.
The decisions were taken as a part of agitation against the failure to implement the 7th pay for the government colleges and technical institute’s teachers by the concerned state government though other employees of Manipur government and college teachers in other states of India have been enjoying the 7th pay commission.
The FEGOCTA leaders mentioned that the government has failed to issue its orders despite three reminders from the association, last of which was submitted on 6th of July 2020.
However, the agitation by the FEGOCTA will not cover the duties and activities coming under the Disaster Management Act 2005 while correcting that there exist only “Disaster Management Act 2005’ and not “National Disaster Management Act 2005 as reportedly mentioned in the orders served by the Chief Secretary dated July 6th 2020.
It further stated that the FEGOCTA still has great hope and faith on the chief minister N.Biren Singh announcement of the cabinet approval of 7th UGC pay and regulation 2018 and the assurance given to FEGOCTA on November 30th 2019.
Hence, FEGOCTA sincerely appeals to the state chief minister for an amicable resolution by issuing orders of 7th UGC and Regulations 2018, he said. The prime minister’s missions like Saka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sanka Vishwas and Atma Nirbhar Bharat (Self-Reliant India) will not achieve its targets without implementing the national policy of UGC and giving priority to human resource development in Manipur, said the FEGOCTA general secretary.