Imphal: The long-standing demand for implementation of 7th UGC Pay for the college teachers of Manipur has come to an end as the state government issued an order for the implementation of the same in the state Saturday.
In a simple occasion held at the Conference Hall of the minister, Rajen handed over the Government Order for the implementation of UGC 7th Pay in the state to the representatives of AMCTA. Rajen Singh said that the MoU signed between the representatives of AMCTA, FEGOCTA and the government has turned into reality.
He appealed to the agitating college teachers to come back to their normal duty as the matter has been settled and their demands have been met. Normal Online classes should be resumed now in the larger interest of the students, the minister informed.
Rajan Singh said that the representatives of AMCTA and FEGOCTA met Chief Minister N. Biren Sing on March 6, 2021, in the presence of the education minister, chief secretary and other high-ranking officials in this regard. During the meeting, six points of modalities for payment of revised pay were agreed upon.
He said that the date of implementation of the revised pay shall be notional with effect from 01.01.2016 with an actual cash payment from 01.07.2021. There will be no payment of arrears for the period from 01.01.2016 to 31.03.2019. Arrears for the period of 01.04.2019 to 30.06.2021 shall be deposited into the respective GPF Accounts of the employees which cannot be withdrawn for the period of 3 years or till retirement, whichever is earlier.
Minister further explained that for those teachers covered under New Pension Scheme, areas shall be released in 3 equal installments, first in July, 2021, second in July, 2022 and third in July, 2023. Arrears for expired/retired teachers shall be paid in one-time installment. The Commissioner, (Hr & Tech. Education), M. Harekrishna, has issued an order in this regard.