Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
The State government has been sleeping over the UGC scale of pay for College and University teachers in Orissa.
The collective bodies of teachers have several times met the secretary and minister of higher education with their demands for the revised scale recommended by the UGC and dovetailed with the sixth Pay commission recommendations.
When the state has instantly implemented the Pay Commission scales for its executive, there is no justification in delaying implementation of the UGC scales. But, Orissa Government is marked for double standards, specifically in the matter of education.
Unrest is brewing amongst the college and university teachers and justifiably.