Teachers undertake mass casual leave

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IMPHAL Feb 19: Demanding payment of revised UGC pay scale, teachers of all government colleges of the state have taken a mass casual leave since yesterday. After the two day protest, the teachers will hold a sit in protest on February 21 and will go on a cease work strike beginning from February 28.
A press release by convenor of FECTAM M Lokendra states that the agitation of the teachers  is not aimed at the pay scale only nor the teachers are demanding something new , but FECTAM stand for uniformity in carrying out national policies and Manipur state government is modifying the said educational policy , this is a drawback for the state which affects the educational atmosphere, the release states.
Further , The UGC norms for necessary qualification for recruitment of teachers is the same throughout the nation and the pay scale is given the same. The state government needs to rethink while implementing the said policies and work in the interest of bringing about quality education in the state, the release stated.  

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