CHANDEL: Demanding rectification of the Manipur Services Revised Pay Rules -2019(7th Pay) for government school teachers, Chandel District Teachers Association, under the aegis of Council of Teacher Association (COTA) staged a sit-in protest at the Maha Union Government Higher Secondary school, Japhou in Chandel district on Thursday.
The sit in protest was participated by teachers of Higher Secondary Lecturers, Graduate Teachers, Primary teachers, RMSA and SSA teachers from Tengnoupal and Chandel district.
Placards inscribed with ‘Rectify ROP-2019 to stop agitation’, ‘Abolish AGP Adopt GP system’, ‘Teachers mould Future Generation amasung and ‘Don’t Discriminate Teachers Through ROP-2019 demonstrated in the protest.
Speaking to newspersons on the sidelines of the sit-in, executive member Serto Apao said that the 7th Revision of Pay2019 had disappointed the teachers’ community in the state. Instead of a higher pay scale, the teacher’s pay is fixed lower than the existing scales, Apao stated.
Accusing the government of lacksidaical attitude towards the teachers community of the state,
he appealed for rectification of ROP- 2019 and abolition of AGP and adoption of academic Grade pay system for teachers.
Apao also said that COTA, on several occasions, submitted volumes of memorandum and served ultimatum however the government continues to ignore their demands. If the government fails to give a concrete response positively then a stronger form of agitation would be launched, he cautioned.