Chandigarh college teachers welcome pay scale notification, demand arrears too

CHANDIGARH: Welcoming the notification pertaining to pay scales of college faculty by the UT Directorate of Higher Education on Thursday, Dr Manoj Kumar, former General Secretary, Chandigarh Government College Teachers‘ Association said it was much-awaited and the pending arrears should also be released.
“The pay enhancement notification for college teachers in Chandigarh had been pending since January 1, 2016 and the teachers had to toil a lot for it. It will result in enhancement of salaries of more than 1000 teachers working on regular or contractual basis. We thank the Chandigarh administration and request for the early release of arrears for these scales,” said Kumar.
Prof RPS Josh, former member of the Punjab university senate, demanded that arrears should be released to college teachers who have retired before December 31, 2015. He too welcomed the notification.