At the last DUTA General Body meeting held on 12 December 2008, it was resolved that the General Body would meet once again after the issue of the MHRD notification to discuss the provisions laid down by the Government for teachers’ pay revision and to decide on the course of action if our demands are not fulfilled. In view of the fact that no meeting has been convened despite requests made to the DUTA President [see here], teachers are left with no option but to requisition a meeting.
The text of the requisition can be downloaded here:
Requisition DUTA GBM
We appeal to teachers to download the text, sign it and get it signed by colleagues and send it to the DUTA office. The text is also given below:
We, the undersigned members of the DUTA, take a serious view of the failure of the DUTA President to hold a DUTA General Body meeting on the MHRD notification on teachers’ pay revision though the last DUTA GBM had resolved that such a meeting be held. This has denied teachers the right to evaluate and take appropriate action on the notification.
We have achieved one of our important demands of Pay Band 4 for Associate Professors, but equally important is what we have not achieved and what we have lost.
Our demands included upgraded pay scales at all levels (Lecturer, Reader, Professor) and promotion up to Professor’s grade for all teachers. This is what the UGC recommended in 1997.
The MHRD notification has downgraded the teaching profession by lowering the entry pay, delaying promotion to Associate Professor by three years, denying college teachers promotion up to Professor’s grade, lowering the Professor’s grade, not restoring parity of librarians with teachers, etc.
The MHRD notification has also adversely affected teachers by rejecting the recommendations for release of promotional benefits of the last pay revision from 1.1.96, the option to switch from CPF to GPF, and the provision of the assured pension scheme (PF, Gratuity and Pension) for teachers appointed since 1.1.2004.
We, therefore, requisition a meeting of the DUTA General Body to discuss and decide the course of action on the MHRD notification.