BU non-teaching staff strike enters 22nd day

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Feb 2018 09:55:56


Staff Reporter

HUNGER strike by Barkatullah University (BU) Non-Teaching Staff Association entered to 22nd day, giving tough time to the university management as it paralysed working of the university.

The university Vice-chancellor Pramod Verma sent a letter regarding issue to the Department of Higher Education on Tuesday. Association members said that they will not work in campus until their demand are approved. Non-teaching staff members of the university are firm to their demand and denied to withdraw the strike until their demands are approved.

However, university management tried to convince the demonstrators and said that will take action against them if they do not withdraw the strike. According to Dhirendra Singh Jat, Secretary of the association, “BU registrar threatened us to release suspension order if we do not withdraw the strike. University management asked to work till late night but they do not take our responsibility. We are working here till 5:30 pm every day and if university wants us to work extra, separate order letter should be released for the same.” He further added, the association is demonstrating in campus for past 21 days for three point demands.

The association is demanding to get their pay scale as per seventh pay and also to regularise the contractual employees. Hunger protest was started on January 16. They demanded to regularise the daily wages and contractual employees, impose seventh pay commission for university staff members and release time bound payment of staff members.

“Vice-chancellor called us to discuss the demands and also assured to solve the issues soon but these assurances are only on papers. This time we are not going to withdraw the demonstration until our demands are approved,” added Dhirendra Singh Jat. He further said that association members also met the ministers and bureaucrats to discuss their demands but none of the officials gave satisfactory assurance. He added that association will not withdraw the strike until their demand are approved.